A mixture of tahini, soy sauce, ginger and garlic dress up roasted broccoli and cauliflower for an easy side dish that’s finished with sesame seeds and scallions.
Lately, it seems like not a day goes by that doesn’t involve me roasting something in the oven. A few glugs of oil, a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper, and a sheet pan all make it so easy to whip up a side or a vegetarian main.
But so many exciting things can happen when you add just one step. Nothing complicated—trust me. You’ll understand when you make this tahini roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Whisk together some additional ingredients with the oil, salt and pepper and then just like that you have a dynamite marinade.
We’re more used to thinking about marinades for meat and chicken, and veggies deserve the same treatment too. The best part is that you can stir broccoli and cauliflower florets in this marinade and put them straight on the pan to roast. Marinating might make you think there’s lots of waiting, but vegetables don’t need the time that proteins do to tenderize in the flavorful mixture. They soak it up right away.
This is what you need for the recipe:
Maybe you’re a big fan of cauliflower and just meh on broccoli—or the opposite. You can absolutely just go with one vegetable instead of using both.
This tahini-soy marinade is great on other fall – winter veggies including sweet potatoes, butternut squash and acorn squash.
If you don’t have tahini in your pantry, you can use almond butter instead. You may need to warm it, so it is more on the runny side. Then it will be easier to stir with soy sauce and oil.
Even though the flavors are a twist on the usual roasted vegetables, don’t hesitate to pair it with your basic go-to roasted chicken.
I also love this side with a stir-fry. Then you can have a meal with A LOT of vegetables. Try it with these mushroom and bok choy soba noodles or this ginger garlic veggie tofu stir-fry.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can stir them into cooked grains or noodles to stretch them into a meal. I will even add them to leafy greens for a roasted vegetable salad.
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A delicious way to dress up some veggies! So glad i tried it.
We used a bit too much sauce for the amount of veggies, next time I will stick closer to the recipe. Still delicious!
Such a new and flavorful way to do broccoli and cauliflower. I made it exactly as the recipe stated and it was fantastic. I’ve never post reviews I think this is actually my first but it was so amazing I had to post a review. Thanks