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Cauliflower Shawarma

4 Servings

35 minutes (15 minutes active)

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Traditional Levantine shawarma is meat, commonly lamb, that’s seasoned and spit-roasted. Modern meatless riffs opt for cauliflower because it pairs well with nearly any type of spicing and cooks up with a satisfying texture. Shawarma Bar in London boosts richness in their cauliflower shawarma with butter, and we agree it’s a flavorful addition, but we also include a little olive oil for better browning. Tangy, deep-red sumac is made by grinding the dried berries of the sumac bush; look for it in the spice section of the supermarket or Middle Eastern grocery stores. If it’s not available, use lemon zest; zest alters the flavor profile but the cauliflower still will taste great.

4

Servings

Tip

Don’t stir the cauliflower more than once during roasting so the florets brown deeply. The best tool to use is a wide metal spatula to scrape up and flip the pieces.

35 minutes

(15 minutes active)

Ingredients

Directions

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Reviews
Dennis D.
June 3, 2022
Very Good
I would only suggest increasing the amount of the Shawarma sauce, as it did not seem quite enough - maybe by 50%? I used the combination of sliced green onion and diced tomato and cucumber as toppings, which added nice color.
Christine C.
May 24, 2022
Delicious and Easy!
Was a great side to falafel and salad
Mariano I.

I believe there might be a mistake in the first step. The butter mixture measures about ¼ cup in **total** (30 ml butter plus 30 ml oil). Do you mean ¼ of the mixture rather than ¼ cup?

Lynn C.

Hi Mariano -

4 tablespoons of butter + 2 tablespoons of oil = 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons. You should combine the melted butter and oil, then use 1/4 cup in Step 1 and then add the yogurt and sumac to the remaining 2 tablespoons in Step 2. Hope that clears it up!

Best,
The Milk Street Team

Andrew S.

This was great! I tossed some oyster mushrooms with some of the butter mixture and roasted them on a separate sheet pan. That added another meaty element to the dish.

Christine D.

Wow this was amazing I thought!! I did some subs because I didn't have yogurt but just put some mango chutney on there and was pretty much blown away by how good this was!