Gorgeous Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Dip

posted on: May 13, 2013

People who just start eating healthy or do not eat healthy at all use to complain that greens are so untasty and empty in the taste that they will never be able to eat them with pleasure. To this I have a permanent response - with a good dip you can eat anything! Literally, anything. Start playing with dips and after a couple of months your body will ask for vegetables itself. You will discover their genuine taste and there is no doubt - you will love them.

Another tasty tip of cooking vegetables is roasting them. We are all used to see carrots, cabbage, onions and other gorgeous veggies in a soup, and most of the time - I'm sure - it's an over boiled soup, there is no surprise no one would love to eat those. My advise is to start with roasting - it's incredible how widely the taste of vegetables opens up when you put them in the oven.

Today's recipe combines both these tips - we have a beautiful dip and roasted broccoli. Tahini dip is an awesome way to enrich any vegetable dish. It's rather fatty but it contains only useful unsaturated fats, tahini itself is one of the top 10 fatty but necessary products for human body. So I promise, it's vegetable and it's tasty.

Gorgeous Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Dip

Ingredients (serves 2):

For broccoli:

1 medium broccoli head
10 garlic cloves
olive oil
sea salt
toasted sesame seeds for garnishing (optional)

For tahini dip:

1 heaped tablespoon tahini paste
2 garlic cloves
60 ml water at room temperature
juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 200ÂșC.

With the tip of your knife cut off the smaller stalks of broccoli from the larger central stalk, remove whole florets and then slice them into same sized pieces for even cooking.

Peel and wash the garlic cloves and add them to broccoli.

Toss the vegetables with some olive oil and sea salt and lay on a baking tray.

Roast your broccoli and garlic for 25 minutes.

To make tahini finely chop your garlic and mix it with all the other ingredients. Done!

Lay roasted broccoli and garlic on plates, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and drizzle with tahini. Put the bowl with tahini dip beside and dig in!

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