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Middle Eastern Cauliflower Bites with Coffee Tahini Dip

Tahini, or toasted ground sesame seeds, comes from Persia, where it was called “ardeh.” For hundreds of years, only the aristocracy and wealthy could obtain the ingredients to make tahini – in some cultures, tahini was used as currency! Enjoy this delicious healthy appetizer that gets extra depth of flavor from Nescafé Gold.

Prep time: 25 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 45 mins.
Servings: 6

What you need

Ingredients

1 1/2 large cauliflowers, separated into florets
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
3 tsp salt, divided
1 1/2 tsp pepper, divided
1 tbsp Nescafé Gold Dark Roast
2/3 cup tahini paste
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Lemon wedges, for serving

How to prepare

Instructions

1

In large bowl, toss together cauliflower florets, 2 tbsp oil, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.

2

Heat remaining oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook cauliflower florets, without stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until deep golden brown. Turn florets; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender and browned all over. Transfer to plate.

3

Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk 1/4 cup warm water with Nescafé Gold Dark Roast. Stir in tahini, lemon juice, honey, garlic, and remaining salt and pepper. Transfer to small bowl.

4

Serve cauliflower with tahini and coffee sauce. Garnish with parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.

Tips

Tip 1

Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and/or toasted pine nuts if desired.

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