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This is a super delish #cauliflower #recipe. I used my crisper tray for cooking and it came out nice and crispy. The original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of oil & I eliminated it completely. Recipe source: Yummly

Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onion, and Lentil Salad with Harissa Tahini Dressing (Gluten Free) – 4points #nooil


* Us Metric SERVINGS: 4

* 3/4 cup puy lentils (dry brown, green: 2 cups cooked lentils, or 1 can, drained and rinsed)

* 1 head cauliflower (washed and chopped into bite-sized florets, about 1 3/4 lbs after prepping)

* 1 red onion (large, sliced)

* 2 teaspoons za’atar spice mix

* 2 tablespoons lemon juice

* 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* black pepper (to taste)

* 4 cups arugula or any sort of greens

* Dressing

* 1/3 cup tahini paste

* 1/3 cup water

* 1 clove garlic (crushed or very finely minced)

* 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/2 teaspoon harissa (powder or paste, more or less, depending on your tolerance for heat) – I used jalepano powder 



Preheat your oven to 400F.

If you’re cooking lentils from scratch, mix the dry lentils in a saucepan with enough veggie broth to cover them by two inches.

Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the lentils are still tender but retain their shape and firmness. You can start testing them at the 20 minute mark for doneness. Drain the lentils and set them aside.

While the lentils cook, toss the cauliflower florets and sliced onion with the za’atar, lemon, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Spread the veggies onto two parchment-lined baking sheets (or crisper tray with no paper). Roast the vegetables for 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browning, and the onions are getting crispy. Check on the veggies and stir them on the sheet halfway through roasting. Allow the roasted vegetables to cool to room temperature.

While the veggies roast, whisk together the tahini, water, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and harissa to make the dressing. If it’s too thick, add a few extra tablespoons of water.

When the vegetables are cool, toss them together with the lentils and arugula. You can either pour the dressing over the whole salad and toss to coat, or you can plate the salad and serve it separately. If you want to keep salad leftovers, I recommend dressing each plate individually. Salad leftovers will keep for two days in an airtight container in the fridge, and the dressing will keep for up to five days.








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