You’ll never want to make broccoli any other way after trying it tossed in the best sesame ginger tahini sauce! It’s so addicting and healthy.

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Roasted broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables on it’s own, with just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Adding a delicious sauce takes it to the next level. This sesame ginger tahini sauce is completely addicting drizzled over a warm bowl of roasted broccoli.

When I counsel people who say they don’t like vegetables, I recommend preparing a vegetable dish just like this. Sauces and dressings are my magic bullet for making vegetables appealing. From peanut sauce to pesto, there is something for every taste!

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Tips to make vegetables taste amazing

Adding vegetables to the diet can sound overwhelming and unappealing if you are not used to eating them every day. Here are some tips to make vegetables not only tolerable, but delicious.

  • Roast in the oven. Roasting vegetables in the oven instead of steaming or boiling adds so much flavor and texture. The dry heat allows vegetables to brown, caramelize, and get nice and crispy.
  • Saute or stir fry. Sauteing vegetables with a little oil over high heat also allows vegetables to brown nicely. Also, sauteed vegetables are crunchier than boiled or steamed. I love to add a drizzle of sesame oil and tamari when my sauteed vegetables are done cooking for even more flavor!
  • Finely chop raw vegetables. For some reason, people love chopped salads (me included!). I would much rather eat a shredded kale salad than munch on large, chewy leaves of kale. I love salad bars that mix and chop all your ingredients well. You get all the goodies in one bite!
  • Add a delicious sauce or dressing. Sauces and dressings are the secret to making even bland steamed vegetables taste delicious. They are surprisingly easy to make at home and customize. This sesame ginger tahini sauce is hands down my new favorite to pair with broccoli.
Roasted Broccoli with Sesame Ginger Tahini Sauce - Daisybeet

How to make sesame ginger tahini sauce

  • Whisk together tahini, tamari, sesame oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, maple syrup, and chili paste.
  • Grate ginger and garlic into the bowl.
  • Whisk again to combine.
  • Add water to until sauce is smooth and thinned out to desired consistency.
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Roasted Broccoli with Sesame Ginger Tahini Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free)

You’ll never want to make broccoli any other way after trying it tossed in the best sesame ginger tahini sauce! It’s so addicting and healthy.

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: side dish
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Ingredients

  • 2 large heads broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced finely
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated or minced finely
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss broccoli florets in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned.
  3. While broccoli roasts, prepare the sauce.
  4. Whisk together tahini, tamari, sesame oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, chili paste, and maple syrup. 
  5. Add grated garlic and ginger and whisk to combine.
  6. Add water and whisk until sauce is completely smooth and thinned out, but still viscous. Add more water for a thinner sauce. 
  7. Place broccoli in a bowl and drizzle generously with desired amount of sauce (I used about 5 tbsp). Gently toss to coat broccoli florets.
  8. Serve garnished with sesame seeds and crushed red pepper.

Notes

  • Sauce may thicken up and look grainy as you whisk the ingredients together. It will thin out and get smooth when you add water! Add enough water as necessary to thin it out.
  • This dish tastes good warm and cold. 

Keywords: sesame ginger tahini, roasted broccoli, roasted vegetables, vegan, gluten free, sesame ginger tahini sauce

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