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Cauliflower Shawarma Wraps with Green Tahini and Feta.

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What I love most about cooking is that you don’t have to follow any rules. You can make whatever you want, however you want, you just have to love it, and that’s all that matters. It’s fun for me because I get to be creative and think outside the box, which I will not lie, can be hard at times, but thinking this way just keeps me on my toes! People always ask me if I went to culinary school, and my response is always the same, I never went to culinary school and I’m actually very happy I didn’t. Before I get myself in trouble, let me just say that again, you have to do what’s best for YOU and in my case I don’t think culinary school was right for me.

In not being formally trained, I do things my own way, look at food in my own, and just have an all around different approach that’s totally unique to me. This also means I mess recipes up all the time and have to work to perfect them, but I love that I don’t feel as though I need to cook a recipe in a certain way, I can do it my way.

Pssst…is it obvious I like control or what? It’s one of the (many) other reasons I love cooking. I have stories on this subject, but we’ll save those for another day.

This Cauliflower Shawarma is a great example of cooking a recipe my own way. Shawarma is a slow roasted Arabic way of preparing meat. It is a classic street food, and is often served on a plate with sides or sandwiched into a pita and loaded with toppings. Shawarma is pretty popular in middle eastern countries, as well as on the streets of New York. If you’ve had a shawarma, you know it’s delicious, but it is meaty. This is why my oldest brother, Creighton loves it so much. It’s also why he’ll be rolling his eyes in disgust when he realizes I swapped the meat for cauliflower….

Sorry, but ahh, not really, this Cauliflower Shawarma is DELICIOUS. It’s not traditional, but it is delicious.

Cauliflower Shawarma Wraps with Green Tahini and Feta | halfbakedharvest.com #easy #recipes #healthy

Cauliflower Shawarma Wraps with Green Tahini and Feta | halfbakedharvest.com #easy #recipes #healthy

I debated whether or not to actually call this shawarma, but in the end I decided that this recipe has all the same flavors as a traditional shawarma meal, just minus the meat and plus some cauliflower.

OK, and plus some super green tahini sauce, avocado, and you know other things. What? I can’t help myself, I really like to add layers of flavor to recipes. You know? Make um real good.

And moving on…

With most recipes these days, I try to make them as easy as possible for you guys (did any of you try Monday’s one skillet spring roasted chicken?). While it may seem like these wraps have a lot going on, they are actually pretty quick and easy to make. Just season up the cauliflower, roast it, and while that’s happening, make the green tahini. Then just slice up everything you need for serving, and assemble. It’s relatively quick, easy. Bonus? It’s a pretty healthy, well-rounded meal! For an extra boost of protein, you can add chickpeas, or even sliced chicken. But personally I kind of love this all-veggie meal.

Cauliflower Shawarma Wraps with Green Tahini and Feta | halfbakedharvest.com #easy #recipes #healthy

Alright, now let’s talk flavors. The cauliflower is very well seasoned with spices, herbs, and garlic. I like to balance things with just a touch of honey. It’s delish and I swear it tastes just like shawarma, but a little lighter since it’s minus the meat and plus the veggies.

The green tahini sauce is the key here though. It is that extra special touch that I love to add to recipes. It’s cooling, herby, and just a little salty. It’s the perfect sauce to generously drizzle over your wraps. And speaking of wraps, I use my homemade naan, but pita works great too.

Oh! And then there is the feta. Can’t forget that, it’s a must in my book, but then you guys know me, everything’s better with cheese. Okok and avocado.

My favorites.

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Cauliflower Shawarma Wraps with Green Tahini and Feta

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 573 kcal

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Ingredients

Green Tahini

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, combine the cauliflower, olive oil, honey, paprika, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, crushed red pepper flakes, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Toss well to evenly coat. Transfer to the oven and roast for 20 minutes or until tender and lightly charred.
    3. Meanwhile, make the tahini. Combine all ingredients and 1/4 cup water in a blender and blend until completely smooth. If needed, add water to thin the sauce to a drizzling consistency.
    4. To assemble, spread each piece of naan with yogurt, top with lettuce, cauliflower, avocado, and cucumber. Drizzle the green tahini and sprinkle with feta. Enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    Both my husband & I thought this was delicious. All the flavor were so complimentary. I did have to make my own tahini & had to substitute toasted flour tortilla for the naan, but your basic recipe was superb. Thanks for your creativity.

  2. This was incredible!! Yummy, flavorful, and it tastes unexpectedly hearty for a cauliflower dish. Delicious! I will definitely make this again. Next time I’ll try with your naan recipe 🙂

    1. I am so glad this turned out so well for you Lauren! Thank you so much for trying it! I hope you love it with the naan! xTieghan

    1. HI! Frozen cauliflower will work great! No need to thaw, just use as directed and roast for 5-10 additional minutes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and happy holidays! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    So delicious! Slightly adjusted your recipe (I had premade shawarma seasoning at home) and just posted it on my food blog! I put this on top of homemade hummus for a dinner party and my friends loved it! Thank you for the delicious recipe. Next time I make this I’m going to try to do so without the honey, I feel like the recipe will still be good without the added sweetness.

  4. 4 stars
    I ate this 3 tines last week! It was good. I took a few shortcuts because it was just kind of a lot mid week. I used pita. I didn’t make the tahini sauce. Instead I mixed equal parts yogurt and humans and smeared it in the pita first, layered it with lettuce, cucumber, avocado, feta, and the roasted cauliflower. It was very satisfying!

  5. Tasty and easy! I bumped up the spices and added a dash of cayenne pepper to the cauliflower before roasting. Added more lemon, as well as some black pepper and garlic to the tahini sauce. Will make again!

  6. 5 stars
    Amazing!! I love so many of your vegetarian recipes and this one is amazing! I used the Trader Joe’s avocado tzatziki sauce and garlic sauce, they pair really well with this when you want something quicker than making the green tahini 🙂

  7. Ok so I saved this recipe awhile ago and finally decided to try it because I it sounded great to me. I was certain my family wouldn’t like it but they all LOVED it (my 3 year old included.) This is going to be a staple at mealtime from now on. Thank you!

  8. looks really tasty! and the lemon-a neighbor in San Jose had loads of meyer lemons on his tree. Looks like the one in the photo shoot. Thanks for making it all look so inviting!

  9. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight (with the tzatziki from your cookbook and homemade naan!) and it was sooo good! Can’t wait to have leftovers tomorrow.

  10. 5 stars
    I love this SO MUCH! I have already made it twice in 2 weeks! I followed the recipe exactly as suggested, besides omitting parsley in tahini (not a big parsley fan). One time I made it as a wrap, the other I combined and made a bowl with the addition of some saffron rice.

    I could seriously eat the cauliflower every day – it’s just delightful!

    Thank you!

  11. 5 stars
    This was SO good! The cauliflower was delicious. Unfortunately we didn’t have the ingredients for the tahini but it was still awesome without it. Will try it with the tahini next time. Thanks for another great recipe!

  12. 5 stars
    Loved this!!!! The cauliflower is addicting! Such good spices. Instead of the tahini sauce I spread hummus on the pita. Then I added some Tzatziki on top of everything. Also added BBQd chicken with lemon spices. Thanks so much xo