Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower

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5 from 4 reviews


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 23 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the tahini dress

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • juice of 2 lemons (~1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water (this measurement will depend on how much oil is in your tahini – I did not have much oil in mine so I needed extra water)

For garnishes

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 3 sprigs of dill, roughly chopped


  1. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets in avocado oil, then add tapioca flour, salt, garlic powder, mustard seed, turmeric and cayenne pepper, and toss until completely coated.
  2. Add cauliflower to air fryer. Press temperature to 360 degrees F and timer to 15 minutes. Every 5 minutes, pause the air fryer and toss to help cook the cauliflower evenly.
  3. While the cauliflower cooks, place all ingredients for the tahini dressing in the blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Place pine nuts in a small sauté pan over medium heat and cook for 4-5 minutes, until fragrant and toasted.
  5. Once the cauliflower is done cooking, top with toasted pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, cilantro, dill, and pour the dressing on top before serving!