Roasted Broccoli with Tahini Drizzling Sauce and Pickled Red Onion

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This dish is delicious!! It’s such a surprising, yet scrumptious combination of flavors. It makes a wonderful side dish to seafood, chicken or beef, or it’s a great luncheon meal on its own! Try it and see. You’ll be absolutely hooked!

Red Onion Pickle Ingredients:

1 sliced red onion

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

white vinegar (enough to cover onion – see video)

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

Roasted Broccoli Ingredients:

2 heads fresh broccoli

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Tahini Sauce:

1/2 cup tahini

1/4 ice water

juice from 1 lemon (or 1/4 cup juice)

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

To make the pickle, submerge the sliced onion in the mixture of vinegar, salt, sugar and fresh thyme. See video. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Roasted Broccoli: Cut broccoli into bite size pieces. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 400° for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Tahini Sauce: Whisk the tahini with ice water and lemon juice with a fork until smooth and creamy. Add the sesame oil, honey, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well.

To serve: Drizzle the tahini sauce on the broccoli and top with rounds of pickled onion. Serve immediately. DELICIOUS!

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