fried cauliflower with tahini dressing mezze

It is rather hard to imagine that a recipe with such simple ingredients can make a beautiful levantine dish that just tastes so good. But it actually does! And once you have your first bite of this mouthwatering mezze plate, you won’t be able to stop.

This vegetarian dish can be enjoyed as a snack on its own or as part of a beautiful palate of levantine mezzes. Serve it with some lebanese arabic bread and let the taste take you elsewhere! Enjoy!



about 1/2 kilo of cauliflower cut into florets
vegetable oil for frying
juice of one lemon
1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup water
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper, according to taste

  • Heat oil in a frying pan put over medium heat, then deep fry the cauliflower florets till crispy, yet tender on the inside, and golden brown on the outside. Put aside onto a sieve to strain any excess oil.
  • In a medium bowl, hand whisk the lemon juice, tahini, water, till you get a think runny dressing that is smooth and lump-less. Season with salt and pepper.
  • when ready to serve, in the serving plate, add the fried cauliflower florets, sprinkle with the minced garlic and lemon and tahini dressing. Serve with some arabic bread.

Bon Appétit!

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