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Grilled Cauliflower Miso Maple Dressing


Grilling is it is a great way to add that smoky flavor, and get those crispy edges we love so much.

  • Cauliflower is a dietary superfood filled with vitamins, minerals, and has the ability to reduce inflammation.

  • Pro-aging properties.

  • Rich source of fiber.

  • Promoter of healthy weight loss.


Season/ Summer

Prep time: 15 minutes

Grill time: 30-45 minutes


Serves 4 as a side

1 large or 2 small heads of cauliflower

2 tbsp.extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp. sea salt

1/8 tsp. ground pepper

1/4 cup chopped parsley, for finish


Miso Maple Tahini Dressing

AKA Magic Dressing


3/4 cup unsweetened tahini, raw

zest & juice of 1 lemon (more to taste)

1 tbsp. white miso, or other miso

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp. minced ginger

1/4 tsp salt, or to taste

1 tbsp. pure maple syrup

2-3 tbsp. filtered water

pinch of red pepper flakes, optional


Method for Dressing ~ Mix all ingredients in a food processor, until smooth and creamy. Add more water if dressing is to thick. Taste for seasoning and acidity.

Cooks note: Make a paste with miso and warm water before adding it to the other ingredients, for a smoother consistency. Stores up to 5 days in the refrigerator.


Grilled cauliflower ~ For a large cauliflower, cut thick slices. Brush with olive oil, salt , and pepper, and place on hot grill, for about 30 minutes, or until tender. Turn once, half way through grilling.

If roasting cauliflower in the oven, set the oven on 450, and lay slices on baking sheet , with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes, or until tender. Turn halfway through cooking.


For Grilling or roasting small whole cauliflowers, use the same method as above for seasoning, and grill or roast for about 45 minutes, or until charred and tender.

If charring to quickly before tender, tent the cauliflower with foil.


To serve ~ Place all the cauliflower on a platter and drizzle with dressing, and finish with the chopped Parsley. Squeeze more lemon over the cauliflower.




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