Roasted Cauliflower With Yogurt Sauce (Karnabeet)


Roasted Cauliflower:


Yogurt Sauce:

Optional Zaatar:


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon olive oil over the bottom of a cookie sheet or a 13-inch cast iron skillet; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk the ¼ cup olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper; set aside.
  4. Trim any leafy stems from the head of cauliflower and break head into small to medium-sized florets.
  5. Add florets to marinade.
  6. Toss the cauliflower florets with the marinade until coated.
  7. Spread the cauliflower onto the cookie sheet or the cast iron pan in a single layer.
  8. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, tossing once halfway through the baking time.
  9. Roast until the cauliflower is tender and nicely browned.
  10. While cauliflower is roasting prepare yogurt sauce; set aside.
  11. Turn off oven.
  12. Remove cauliflower to an oven proof serving dish.
  13. Pour yogurt sauce over the roasted cauliflower.
  14. Place serving dish in warm oven for 5 minutes.
  15. Sprinkle optional zaatar spice mix over karnabeet.
  16. Serve.


Makes 4 servings.

Zaatar spice mix can be found in the spice section of most organic grocery stores. It is Middle Eastern spice mixture made up of various herbs, spices, sesame seeds, and salt.

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