Spiced BBQ Cauliflower Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

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6 portions


For the cauliflower marinade:

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 60ml olive oil 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground chilli
  • 40g harissa paste
  • 80ml pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste) 
  • 1 tsp salt

For the dressing:

  • 40ml fresh lemon juice 
  • 80ml pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste) 
  • 40ml olive oil
  • 60g tahini paste
  • 20ml water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To serve:

  • 60g feta cheese, crumbled 
  • Handful of pomegranate seeds
  • Handful of macadamia nuts, roasted and chopped 
  • Handful of mint leaves, torn


To make the cauliflower:

  1. Heat your BBQ.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the marinade until well blended.
  3. Put the cauliflower in a cooking dish or a large bowl, coat with the marinade and set aside for an hour.
  4. Place the cauliflower on the BBQ then cook for about 45 minutes or until a knife can slide in easily and the cauliflower is slightly caramelised. 

To make the dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and maple syrup. Add the oil, water and tahini paste.
  2. To serve, top the cauliflower with the dressing, feta, pomegranate seeds, macadamia nuts and mint leaves.

Chef’s tip: To reduce the cooking time, you could part-boil the cauliflower before marinating and cooking on the BBQ.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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