Grilled Cauliflower Pasta With Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Grilled Cauliflower Pasta With Lemon-Tahini Dressing
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Recipe Courtesy of Pasta FitsFire 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.
  • 4 ounce medium shells
  • 6 cup cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoon 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
  • 2 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir tahini paste, gradually adding lemon juice and water until smooth. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  4. 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.