Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Sauce

When I was young, we never ate fresh broccoli. I remember eating canned corn & the frozen mixed vegetables! I started making broccoli for my own family, boiling was the way to go! Well, that’s ok if you like boiled or steamed broccoli. Then it seemed roasting vegetables became the craze & thankfully so! I like roast all kinds of vegetables. Olive oil & a shrinking of salt is how I do it.

So, I roasted some broccoli for dinner & decided to try it with a tahini sauce.  Now this may be my favourite way to eat roasted broccoli!!` I drizzled the broccoli with tahini sauce when I was serving it. This brought the broccoli  up to a whole new veggie level! The Tahini sauce recipe is from This Is A Cookbook by Max Sussman + Eli Sussman. I own a digital copy of this cookbook, stored in my iPad. There are several good recipes in this book that I hope to share with you in the future. This Tahini sauce is from a recipe for roasted cauliflower with caramelized onions. I have made that recipe several times so I knew this sauce would be great on roasted broccoli.

Here is a link to This Is A Cookbook, which is available on Amazon

To roast the broccoli, wash & dry it , then cut it into small florets or bigger if you prefer. Then on a foil lined baking sheet, toss the broccoli with oil., I use about 1 – 2 tbsp oil, depends on how much broccoli you are roasting. I use canola oil since I roast the broccoli at a high heat. Sprinkle with coarse salt.  Roast in a 400f degree oven until the broccoli starts to brown on the edges. Approx 15 minutes…time depends on the size of your broccoli pieces….

 

Tahini Sauce

ingredients

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup tahini

3 tbsp lemon juice, fresh  *** it is about 1 – 1 1/2 lemons

1 tsp salt

1 clove garlic, crushed

Sesame seeds to garnish

Method

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a jar & shake to combine  ***It is a bit of a weird thing…sometimes this sauce is thicker & sometimes runny… I think it depends on they type of tahini. The one I used today is not very thick. But,  if the sauce is too thick add a little water…if is too runny, you could add more tahini if you want…but I did not because then the balance of flavour is disturbed. Adding a bit of water if it is too thick does not affect it as much

Drizzle your roasted broccoli with the tahini sauce & sprinkle some sesame seeds on to garnish

 

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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