Copycat True Food Kitchen Tahini Harissa Cauliflower4

November 28, 2022
0 Ratings
Photo by Gina Fontana
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This Copycat True Food Kitchen Tahini Harissa Cauliflower side dish was inspired by the Charred Cauliflower starter from True Food Kitchen! My version adds broccoli and swaps out the pistachios for toasted pumpkin seeds! The tahini harissa sauce is easy to make at home with a few simple spices, and of course garnish with lots of fresh dill! Gluten-free, vegan, nut-free. —Healthy Little Vittles | Gina Fontana

What You'll Need
  • 16 ounces cauliflower and broccoli florets, fresh preferred
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 5 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • Tahini Harissa Sauce
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli, cauliflower, avocado oil and garlic together- then spread it in a single layer onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing occassionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until smooth.
  3. Chop the dates and mince the dill.
  4. Add the roasted cauliflower and broccoli back into the large bowl, add the sauce, dates, dill, and toasted pumpkin seeds and toss to combine. Be sure to coat all of the cauliflower and broccoli with the sauce. Serve and garnish with more fresh dill and toasted pumpkin seeds if desired.

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4 Reviews

Tina A. March 31, 2023
For the Tahini Harissa Sauce - I don't see harissa listed in the ingredients. How much should I use?
Healthy L. March 31, 2023
Hi Tina! I could see how that would be confusing, I “made my own” harissa seasoning in case it’s hard to find with the combination of the paprika, chili powder, cumin and coriander. If you prefer you can just use 2-3 teaspoons of pre-mixed harissa seasoning, but then omit the paprika, chili powder, cumin, and coriander from the recipe. Hope this helps! And I hope you like it!
Tina A. April 1, 2023
I thought that might be the case after I posted the comment. Thank you for clarifying and I look forward to making this dish!
Healthy L. April 1, 2023
Enjoy! :)