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Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower with Dates, Pine Nuts and Thyme

A delicious and healthy vegetarian meal, this za’atar roasted cauliflower with dates, pine nuts and thyme is bursting with flavor.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: roasted cauliflower, roasted cauliflower recipes, za'atar, za'atar roasted cauliflower
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp za'atar spice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 6 Medjool dates pitted and diced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme plus extra sprigs for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with za'atar spice, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  • Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, and stirring halfway through.
  • While the cauliflower is cooking, heat a small pan on medium heat. Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan for 1-2 minutes, then add 1 tsp olive oil, the chopped dates and thyme. Stir together for an additional minute, then mix together with the cauliflower florets in a serving bowl.
  • Serve warm and add additional thyme garnish.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 70.1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2.7mg