Cauliflower No-Sotto with Sun Dried Tomato Tahini Cream – 3rd Place Winner 2015 Recipe Contest


This super creative and delicious dish is gluten-free, virtually carb-free and except for a little sun dried tomato oil, fat free. This is normally a recipe for flavor failure, but not this time. We were all pleasantly surprised by this dish's big big flavor and pretty color, so much that it was a finalist in our recipe contest! We love it when you home chef folks become artists and share your creativity with us!

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  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1-8.5 ounce jar Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Halves in Oil
  • 1 pack Bella San Luci Slow Roasted Snacks, chopped
  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  2. Drain 2 teaspoons of oil from the sun dried tomatoes and toss with cauliflower florets. Sprinkle with cumin and roast for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
  3. Transfer roasted cauliflower to a food processor and pulse to resemble rice. Remove from food processor to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place tahini paste, and tomatoes in a food processor and puree until smooth. Thin out with water if necessary to make a thin sauce, set aside.
  5. Add onion, garlic, and 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil to a sauté pan and cook until onion is softened. Stir in cauliflower and tahini sauce and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in chopped Bella Sun Luci Slow Roasted Snacks, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Serves 4.

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