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Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Tahini Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3-4 1x
  • Category: side dish


Bring your broccoli to the next level with this creamy, dreamy lemon tahini sauce! Everyone will love this healthy, addicting side dish.


  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Lemon Tahini Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Red pepper flakes and sesame seeds to garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss broccoli in avocado oil, paprika, and a generous shake of salt and pepper. Spread it onto the prepared baking sheet, and roast for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned and crispy.
  3. While broccoli cooks, prepare the sauce. Whisk together tahini, lemon juice, garlic powder, and a generous shake of salt and pepper. At this point the sauce will get thick and clumpy.
  4. Whisk in cold water, 1 tbsp at a time. The sauce will loosen up and become creamy. Continue adding water until desired consistency/thickness. I added about 4 tbsp water.
  5. Plate broccoli and drizzle with as much tahini sauce as desired.
  6. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds, if using.


  • You may have leftover sauce. Use it as a dip, in place of salad dressing, or on other vegetables.