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Roasted Broccoli Pasta with Tahini Dressing

Looking for a fast and easy weekday meal?  Try my Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe!

Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

As much as I like to create elaborate meals, the ones that stick are the simplest ones.  Easy Black Beans and Rice, Kale Pasta, 4 Ingredient Salmon and Homemade Vegetable Soup are just some of the ones that make a repeat performance on my dinner table.  The Hubs often doesn’t get home from work until 6:30 or later so I like to have something fast and easy for weekday meals.

This simple pasta dish is another one I make frequently.  It’s nothing fancy, but it all works so well together.  Plus my Roasted Broccoli Pasta gets lots of added health benefits from a few sneaky additions.

Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt

The heart of this recipe is simple, garlicky roasted broccoli.  If you haven’t tried broccoli this way yet, you are seriously missing out.  Roasted brings out the flavor and makes it totally addictive.

Pop it in the oven on a foil lined baking sheet so you’ll have no cleanup.

Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt

The way I make this pasta dish a bit better for you is to choose a nice whole grain or protein pasta.   I also mix chickpeas in with the pasta to get some additional whole food, plant-based protein in the meal.

Next I keep the portion in check and fill half the bowl with a heaping serving of that delightful roasted broccoli.   Because it really does steal the show.

The tomatoes are a perfect addition this time of year and lots of pretty color.

Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt

The sauce or dressing is my simple 4 ingredient Lemon Tahini Dressing.  It compliments the flavors so well and makes it more interesting than your standard tomato sauce.  Plus it keeps the recipe vegan.

If you haven’t tried this stuff yet, you must.  It’s great on salads or my Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl.  To keep your dinner prep time down make a batch on Sunday to enjoy all week.

Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt

I hope you enjoy my Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe!  The next time you are in a dinner pinch give it a try.  As always, I’d love to hear what you think.

5 from 1 vote
Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt
Roasted Broccoli Pasta with Tahini Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Simple roasted broccoli pasta bowl with chickpeas and tahini sauce. Vegan, healthy, hearty and delicious.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups short pasta corkscrew, bowtie, elbow
  • 1/4-1/2 cup lemon tahini dressing ***
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven t0 425 degrees and start a pot of boiling water.
  2. Toss the broccoli in the olive oil, garlic powder and salt and pepper (start with 1/4 teaspoon each.)
  3. Roast the broccoli on a foil lined baking sheet for 12-15 minutes.
  4. While the broccoli is roasting, cook the pasta according to box instructions. Check it a minute before time to get it al dente.
  5. Once the pasta and broccoli are done, mix the pasta and tomatoes together. Coat the pasta with half of the tahini sauce. Stack the broccoli on one side of the bowl and drizzle with the other half.

 

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Like this Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe? Find it later by pinning this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.

Healthy, Vegan Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with tahini dressing / Running in a Skirt

And here’s the recipe for the Lemon Tahini Dressing

Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

 

Also try 4 Ingredient Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli recipe / Running in a Skirt

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m celebrating 5 years of blogging.

Your turn!

What meal do you make often?

Have you had roasted broccoli?

 

I’m linking up my Roasted Broccoli Pasta recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2018-06-28T13:00:31-04:00 July 27th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Vegetarian Meals|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Miz Helen July 31, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love the dressing for your awesome pasta salad! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. You know I love this one! Pasta salads are the best

  3. Emily July 27, 2017 at 10:37 am - Reply

    This looks amazing Julie. I have some broccoli. Maybe I’ll pin it and try to make it!

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