Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce for Two

Another healthy, easy dinner to add to your recipe arsenal. This one is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free BUT it is actually really good and hearty. It will warm your soul.

Roasted Broccoli + Tahini Sauce + Brown Rice + Toasted Sesame Seeds = Delicious 

Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce for Two #vegan #glutenfree #tahini

Two recipes, one post, and one insanely good plate of food! The broccoli is delicious as a side dish and enough for four people or as a part of this meal for two. The tahini sauce is also fabulous over other roasted vegetables like cauliflower or brussels. Although the assembly is straightforward, I have included it below, followed by the two recipes. 

Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce

Serves: 2 


Start your roasted broccoli and once it is in the oven, make your tahini sauce. Serve broccoli with brown rice drizzled with tahini sauce and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds! There will be extra tahini sauce left over. 

My favorite brown rice is the Trader Joes frozen precooked brown rice that is ready in 3 minutes in the microwave. 

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Roasted Broccoli
Flavorful, roasted broccoli with red onions that is the perfect side to any dinner!
  • 12 ounces (or two heads) broccoli florets
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/8 t ground pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a large bowl place broccoli florets and red onion slices. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and ground pepper. 3. Mix with your hands until each broccoli floret is thoroughly covered in mixture, don't leave a dry floret!4. Transfer broccoli mixture onto prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until broccoli is tender (check with a fork). Mix around broccoli once while cooking. 5. Serve hot with tahini sauce (recipe below) over brown rice or as is as a side.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2-4 servings
Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce for Two #vegan #glutenfree #tahini

Just look at those gorgeous greens!

Did you buy tahini for this recipe and are not sure what to do with the rest of it? Scroll to the end of the post for some ideas!

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Tahini and Lemon Sauce
A simple tahini sauce perfect over vegetables and rice.
  • 1/4 C tahini
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1/8 t garlic powder
  • 1/8 t cumin
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3 T warm water
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a whisk until combined. 2. Keep in glass container in fridge. Keeps for up to 5 days.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: approximately 1/2 cup
Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce for Two #vegan #glutenfree #tahini

Need more uses for the tahini you purchased for this recipe?

Tahini and Chocolate Bars

Most hummus recipes call for it, I like this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Tahini Puppy Chow from Molly Yeh

Some ideas from Cooking Light