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Grilled Cauliflower Pasta With Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Get your pasta fix while still eating your veggies

Recipe Courtesy of Pasta Fits

Fire up the grill for a cauliflower pasta that will complement any cookout. Lightly charring the cauliflower on the grill adds wonderful smoky flavor and gives the dish a truly satisfying texture. If the slats on your barbecue grill are large, use a grilling basket.


For the Grilled Cauliflower Pasta

  • 4 Ounces medium shells
  • 6 Cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon each pepper and garlic powder
  • 1 Cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 Cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 Cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

For the Lemon-Tahini Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Pinch of salt and pepper


For the Grilled Cauliflower Pasta

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Toss together cauliflower, oil, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Grill, turning occasionally, for 8 to 12 minutes or until tender and lightly charred.

For the Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Stir tahini paste, gradually adding lemon juice and water until smooth. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.

In large bowl, combine pasta and cauliflower; toss with dressing. Stir in tomatoes, onion and parsley. Serve with lemon wedges. Add chopped cucumbers and olives to salad if desired.