Bring your broccoli to the next level with this creamy, dreamy lemon tahini sauce! Everyone will love this healthy, addicting side dish.
Do you have a favorite vegetable? I have to say mine is broccoli. I love it sauteed, steamed, on top of pizza, and tossed in pasta. Now, I ESPECIALLY love it drizzled with creamy lemon tahini sauce.
As an RD, I love to promote eating lots of vegetables every day. For picky eaters who say they don’t like vegetables, I always recommend preparing them differently than you are used to. For example, roasting instead of boiling or steaming totally changes the taste and texture of vegetables.
Add a delicious sauce to roasted vegetables, and you’ve got something simply irresistible! Serve this roasted broccoli with lemon tahini sauce to vegetable skeptics, and watch their faces light up in surprise.
What’s in roasted broccoli with lemon tahini sauce?
Here are the ingredients you need to make this recipe:
Broccoli: The main ingredient to soak up all the tahini sauce goodness is broccoli. But honestly, you can make this recipe with any vegetable you want. The sauce would be delicious on cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, sweet potato, and more!
Tahini: This creamy sesame seed paste is a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking. It’s the star of the lemon tahini sauce recipe.
Lemon juice: I recommend using fresh squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor.
Cold water: Adding cold water to the tahini sauce is the secret to getting it creamy and smooth.
Red pepper flakes and sesame seeds (optional)
Avocado or olive oil
How to make this recipe
First, toss broccoli in oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Roast in a hot oven.
While the broccoli roasts, prepare the lemon tahini sauce.
Whisk together tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. The sauce will start to thicken significantly and clump up. That’s ok! This is where the cold water comes in.
Add cold water little by little and continue to whisk the sauce. Add enough cold water until desired consistency is reached.
Drizzle sauce on broccoli and sprinkle with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds, if desired.