Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower

Updated: Sep 14

My husband and I are avowed Omnivores. We love a good steak, and, I'll be honest, I could never give up pork. But we generally adhere to the philosophy best stated by Michael Pollan that we are at our healthiest AND happiest when we "eat real food, not too much, mostly plants."* As such, I am always on the lookout for ways to incorporate more produce into our diet, and this is one of my new favorites. With only about 5 minutes of active prep time required, this whole-roasted cauliflower can easily become the centerpiece of your next meatless meal (as it was here, served with some tri-color quinoa and a big ol' salad) or a beautiful compliment to your next steak dinner.

This recipe utilizes Za'atar Spice Blend, which is a gorgeous combination of tangy sumac, nutty sesame seeds and earthy oregano, marjoram, and thyme. And don't skip the Tahini Sauce here. The nutty tanginess just sings with the earthy cauliflower.

Let's get cooking, shall we?

Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower

Serves 4


  • 1 large head cauliflower (about 2 1/2 pounds)

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

  • Kosher salt and black pepper