Fire up the grill for a cauliflower pasta that will complement any cookout. Lightly charring the cauliflower on the grill adds wonderful smoky flavor and gives the dish a truly satisfying texture. If the slats on your barbecue grill are large, use a grilling basket.

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Toss together cauliflower, oil, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Grill, turning occasionally, for 8 to 12 minutes or until tender and lightly charred.
  3. Lemon-Tahini Dressing: Stir tahini paste, gradually adding lemon juice and water until smooth. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  4. In large bowl, combine pasta and cauliflower; toss with dressing. Stir in tomatoes, onion and parsley. Serve with lemon wedges. Add chopped cucumbers and olives to salad if desired.

Makes 6 servings. Per Serving: 180 calories, 8 g fat, 6 g protein, 4 g fiber, 4 g sugars, 180 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 0 mg cholesterol

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