Garlic Tahini Broccoli Bowls

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Garlic Tahini Broccoli Bowls are a delicious vegetarian meal packed with farro, roasted broccoli, and an amazing garlic, tahini, and lemon sauce. Jump to Recipe

329 CALORIES 41g CARBS 16g FAT 11g PROTEIN
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These easy-to-make garlic tahini broccoli bowls are a staple vegetarian meal topped with flavorful and refreshing garlic, lemon, and tahini sauce. The combination of the roasted broccoli, farro, and tahini sauce is almost magical.

I have been loving these bowls featuring roasted vegetables and farro lately. This dish is super simple to prepare and has so many positive health benefits. It is also very filling and is perfect for meal-prep. Farro is a great low-calorie alternative to rice. I also find that the texture of the farro truly complements the tahini in this dish. The sauce, utilizing just a few simple ingredients, is so delicious. If you are a tahini lover like me you will adore this dreamy sauce!

Ingredients for Garlic Broccoli Bowls including cooked farro, broccoli, chickpeas, tahini, and fresh herbs.

Key Ingredients For These Garlic Tahini Broccoli Bowls:

This recipe only calls for a few healthy ingredients that can easily be found at your local supermarket. These bowls are also completely customizable, feel free to mix and match your vegetables as you please to get the most out of this simple vegetarian meal.

  • Broccoli: This tasty green vegetable is full of nutritious vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It is also a rich source of fiber and protein.
  • Chickpeas: These low-calorie legumes are packed in fiber, making them a super filling addition to these bowls. I love to incorporate chickpeas into my diet. They are an excellent plant-based protein.
  • Tahini: Featured in many hummus recipes, this butter is made using eggplant. This spread is featured in many Middle Eastern dishes. It is a good source of iron, calcium, and magnesium.
  • Farro: With nutty and slight earthy tones, this grain has been a staple in my kitchen lately. This ancient grain is a wonderful source of fiber, protein, and iron. It also contains immune-boosting properties, including Vitamin B, magnesium, and zinc.
  • Lemon Juice: This ingredient provides a bit of refreshing citrus in this bowl. Lemons are rich in potassium and Vitamin C.
  • Garlic: Full of flavor and health benefits, this popular ingredient has been known to possess anti-inflammatory properties and lower blood sugar levels.

Recipe Tips and Tricks:

  • Make it cheesy: Cheese provides a bit of added saltiness and flavor in this dish. Parmesan, goat cheese, or feta taste delightful sprinkled on top of this delicious broccoli bowl. Seasoned tofu feta is also a good vegan-friendly substitute.
  • Add protein: These broccoli bowls taste great with some added protein. Shrimp, tofu, rotisserie chicken, and hard or soft boiled eggs are some possible options that taste wonderful in this dish.
  • Drain your farro: Make sure to rinse and drain your farro in order to remove the powdery coating around the outer shell of the grain. Soaking farro overnight is a good option when preparing to make this dish because it will significantly shorten the cooking time.
  • Switch up your toppings: Nuts, chia seeds, and extra vegetables all make great toppings to this bowl. Avocado is also a great addition that provides a source of protein and good fats. If you do not have any broccoli on hand, you may easily substitute it with another vegetable of your choice as the base.
  • Turn it into a salad: Add some leafy greens, such as arugula, kale, or spinach, and cut back on your grains. Grains make excellent additions in salads for added nutrients. Thus, be sure to add some to your salad if you go with this variation.

Garlic broccoli bowls with chickpeas and farro in a bowl with garlic tahini sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions About These Broccoli Bowls

Here are some of the top questions readers have asked about this recipe.

How do I make the sauce?

To make this scrumptious sauce, smash a garlic clove until it is turned into a paste with some salt. Then, stir into tahini and combine with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. To smooth things out since tahini can be quite thick, you add just enough water to thin out the sauce into a pourable consistency.

Does this recipe work for meal prep?

Roasted vegetable bowls are amazing for meal prep! They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. These make for the perfect side dish or meal that can easily be taken on the go. Reheat in the microwave or on a stove-top skillet until warmed up.

Can I substitute farro in this dish?

I prefer to use farro for these bowls due to the grain’s nutritious value. If you are not a fan of farro, feel free to substitute with other healthy grains such as quinoa, brown rice, or even whole-grain barley. The best part about these broccoli bowls is that they are very customizable.

Chickpea and broccoli bowls with farro and garlic tahini sauce in two bowls with a blue napkin.

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The Recipe
Garlic tahini broccoli bowls with cooked farro, roasted broccoli, roasted chickpeas, and tahini sauce in two bowls.

Garlic Tahini Broccoli Bowls

Adapted from cooking.nytimes.com
PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 30 Min
TOTAL TIME: 40 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup farro
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 U garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water (up to)
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2

Cook the farro according to package directions.

3

Spread the broccoli out on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through. Add the chickpeas and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes.

4

Meanwhile make the sauce. Mince the garlic. Sprinkle it with kosher salt and use the back of your knife to carefully press down on the garlic to create a paste. Add this to the tahini and stir in the lemon juice. Slowly add water until the mixture things out and becomes pourable. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

5

Serve the roasted broccoli and chickpeas over the farro with the sauce drizzled on top.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2/3 cup farro with 1 cup broccoli and 2 tbsp sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
Calories from Fat 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 51mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 41g
14%
Dietary Fiber 9g
34%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Broccoli chickpea bowl with cooked farro, roasted broccoli, and a garlic tahini sauce.
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