Friday, January 27, 2012

Steamed Broccoli & Squash w/ Tahini Sauce

Here's another tasty recipe for you to try.  Again, great for you - around 250 calories with the sauce included.  Tons of protein and fiber!  You'll have to forgive my pictures, I was all over the kitchen and only snapped a few. 
Steam 1/2 head of broccoli florets until bright green and tender.  Remove and set aside.  Steam one sliced delicata squash until bright yellow and tender, around 10 minutes.
In a bowl mix 1 cup mixed tender greens, I used kale and spinach, with two teaspoons sliced red cabbage and two teaspoons diced red onion. 
Top with steamed vegetables.  Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with 1/4 cup tahini sauce (recipe below.)  Enjoy the full serving of hearty vegetables.

Have a great weekend everyone :)

Steamed Broccoli & Squash 
Serves 4
Adapted from Whole Living Magazine

1/2 head broccoli
1 delicata squash
1 cup mixed tender greens
1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
2 tablespoons diced red onion
coarse salt and pepper

Steam broccoli until bright green and tender; remove and set aside.
Steam 1 sliced and seeded delicata squash until bright yellow and tender, around 10 minutes.
Toss mixed greens, red cabbage and red onion together.
Top with steamed vegetables, season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle with 1/4 cup tahini sauce.

Tahini Sauce
Makes 1 1/4 cups

1/2 cup tahini
1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 chopped garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3/4 cup water
coarse salt

In a food processor, puree all ingredients together.
Season with coarse salt.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and use as a dressing on greens.

1 comment:

  1. This looks fantastic...
    I remember my first times tasting tahini took me a while to like it!