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Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing

It can be hard to eat salads in the winter, at least for me. All I want to reach for is rich, warm foods that stick to your ribs. I blame evolution. My body hasn’t caught up to modern technology and wants to pack on the pounds to survive the winter cold. That must why lately I just want to eat cookies and hot chocolate for dinner, right?

Anyway what this means is that I need my salads to be extra tasty and a bit special this time of year, and today’s salad is just that. The cauliflower is roasted until just tender with za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend made with thyme and sesame. Then the whole salad is dressed with a delicious, easy dressing made with tahini (sesame paste) and honey. Delicious and special enough for a holiday dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 129 calories, 8.5g of fat, 12.5g of carbohydrates, 2.5g of fiber, 2.8g of protein, 8.9g of Sugars
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 *


  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets (2-3 cups florets)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. za’atar or your favorite spice blend
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas (raw or lightly blanched)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 4 cups arugula
  • Optional: fresh parsley, mint, dill, or cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Splash of apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of oregano
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the cauliflower wit the olive oil and Za’atar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes until cauliflower is soft but still has some crunch.
  2. Meanwhile whisk together the tahini, honey, lemon, olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. Let cauliflower cool slightly and toss together everything together with the dressing.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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1 Response to Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing

  1. Diane Harvey on June 6, 2014

    Nice healthy recipes miam :)


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