Grilled Cauliflower with Sesame Aioli

Grilled Cauliflower with Sesame Aioli
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
313 Calories
27g Fat
16g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 313
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 672mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 7g
Calcium 108mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This grilled cauliflower spends less than ten minutes on the grill and is topped with a creamy, delicious sesame aioli. Quick and easy, this is sure to become one of your favorite ways of preparing cauliflower.  


  • 1 whole head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL fresh oregano (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL black pepper
  • For the Aioli:
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL plain greek yogurt
  • (2 tablespoons lemon juice) juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon/30 mL olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.25 mL tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL chili powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Place aioli ingredients into food processor.  Pulse 10-12 times to mix through. Taste for salt and tahini content and make adjustments. Remove from food processor and store covered in refrigerator until cauliflower has cooked.

  2. Preheat grill for high heat. Combine olive oil with oregano, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.  Remove large thick leaves encasing cauliflower. Wash and pat dry. Apply olive oil mixture all over vegetable.

  3. Place onto hot grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning 1/4 turn during every 1-2 minutes during cooking process. Watch for burning. Remove from grill and place onto a serving dish. Cut into serving slices and top with the aioli. You can also top with chopped parsley or toasted pine nuts. Cauliflower will retain some of its crunch despite being grilled.