Everyone will love this bright and beautiful Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli with Curry Tahini Sauce! It’s a flavorful vegetable side dish that’s special enough for the holiday table, but easy enough for a weeknight meal. Enjoy as a delicious veggie side dish or a top a hearty bowl of quinoa or rice. Don’t skip the curry tahini sauce!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you can never have too many vegetable side dishes on the holiday table! These Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli with Curry Tahini Sauce make for a great veggie side dish, or enjoy them with quinoa for a hearty dinner.
Why You’ll Love These Roasted Veggies with Tahini Sauce
- They’re full of flavor – When you roast veggies, the sweetness really comes out and they get nice and caramelized. The curry tahini sauce also adds tons of delicious flavor!
- It’s a beautiful side dish – If you’re like me, and you eat with your eyes, you’re going to love this roasted veggie dish! It’s vibrant in both color and flavor, so don’t skimp on those pomegranate seeds!
- They’re great for a side dish or dinner – I love making these roasted veggies as a side dish for the holiday table because they look a little extra fancy. But, you can also enjoy them for dinner if you add them to a bowl with your favorite grain, some hummus or avocado.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli with Curry Tahini Sauce Ingredients
- Broccoli – I used fresh broccoli that I cut into small sized florets. Frozen broccoli can also be used.
- Sweet Potato – I used two medium sized sweet potatoes that I peeled and diced. You can leave the peels on though. Use any color sweet potato/yam you like.
- Red Onion – I love tossing some red onion in when I’m roasting vegetables. It turns a really nice purple color and it adds a delicious caramelized sweetness to the veggie mixture.
- Curry Tahini Dressing – The curry tahini dressing is made using tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic, yellow curry powder, maple syrup, soy sauce, salt and pepper. It doesn’t take much time to throw together, and adds lots of flavors to this dish.
- Toppings – I like to lay the veggies out on a serving platter and then drizzle with the tahini dressing and top with toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds and fresh herbs.
How To Make This Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli Side Dish
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. To a large sheet pan, add the diced sweet potato, broccoli florets, red onion, olive oil, paprika, granulated garlic, salt and pepper.
- Use your hands to toss everything together, making sure veggies are completely coated with oil and spices. Roast veggies until fork tender and caramelized, about 40 minutes, flipping once or twice.
- Make the dressing while the veggies are roasting. Add all curry tahini sauce ingredients to a small bowl, or jar, and mix everything together until a creamy sauce has formed. You may want to add extra water or lemon juice if you need to thin the sauce out a bit. Once finished, give the sauce a taste and add extra salt or pepper, if needed.
- I like to put the roasted vegetables onto a serving platter and then top with the walnuts, pomegranate seeds, fresh herbs and a big drizzle of the curry tahini dressing. Vegetables can be served as a side dish or you can enjoy them with some quinoa, or grain of choice, for a full meal. I also like to add a little bit of hummus to make this side dish more of a meal!
Recipe Health Benefits
- Broccoli – Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that contains lots of antioxidants, which are important for good health. Antioxidants help reduce inflammation inside the body, which is responsible for most diseases and cancers. Broccoli is considered a superfood because it is packed with tons of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium.
- Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are also considered a superfood and they are packed with beta carotene, which is a potent antioxidant and loaded with vitamin A. Sweet potatoes can help strengthen your immune system, as well as improve your reproductive health.
- Pomegranate – Pomegranate is also packed with antioxidants an nutrients. It helps reduces inflammation inside the body, which can lead to cancer and other diseases. Not only do pomegranates help protect against cancer, they also help improve urinary tract health and they have antimicrobial properties, which helps fight bacterial infections in the body.
Veggie Side Dish Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this recipe vegan? Yes. However, if you aren’t vegan you could add some crumbled goat cheese or feta and it would be great!
- Are these roasted veggies gluten free? Yes, just make sure to use a gluten free soy sauce or tamari in the dressing.
- Can other vegetables be used? Yes, feel free to swap out any veggies you like in this recipe.
- Can this side dish be made ahead of time? The veggies can be roasted ahead of time and heated up just before serving, if desired.
- How can this recipe be eaten as a main dish? I like to enjoy this recipe with some quinoa, rice or even just a big scoop of hummus.
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