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Shawarma Roasted Cauliflower

A delicious cauliflower tossed in shawarma seasoning and roasted to perfection.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword shawarma cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 67 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 medium cauliflower head cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon shawarma seasoning recipe below
  • 1/2 cup natural sour cream or Greek yogurt (use coconut yogurt to keep it vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh dill


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place cauliflower florets onto the sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasoning. Gently toss to coat.
  4. Roast cauliflower for 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.
  5. To make the sauce: combine natural sour cream or yogurt with minced garlic and dill. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your likings. 

Recipe Notes

1.For shawarma seasoning, you can use store-bought or make your own by mixing:

  • 4 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3.5 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1.5 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

2. Store in a small jar, in a dry place. 

3. Use the Shawarma Roasted Cauliflower in tacos, on flatbread, as a side dish or rice in quinoa bowls.

The amount of calories is for a serving of cauliflower without the sauce. With sauce, the amount of calories is 160 calories. 

Nutrition Facts
Shawarma Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 10.5mg13%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.