Broccoli with Tahini and Golden Raisins

// Broccoli with Tahini and Golden Raisins

Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

5-6 mins

Free Time

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Broccoli and raisins — two often polarizing foods — get a makeover in this flavor-packed side dish. The nuttiness of the tahini (sesame paste) balances the fruitiness of the golden raisins for the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Finish it off with a squeeze of lemon for freshness, then watch the broccoli and raisin skeptics come back for seconds.

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American, Broccoli, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, middle eastern, Deep Dish, Shallow Dish, raisins, Tahini Side Dishes, Vegetables

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

Organic Tahini Trio

Organic Tahini Trio

This organic tahini is made from premium sesame seeds and comes in a large 16oz jar. Fulfilled by our friends at Seed + Mill. 

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Organic Tahini Trio


  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 cups (130g) broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) tahini
  • teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Add the raisins and water to the Anyday dish. Cover with lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until the water has mostly evaporated and the raisins are plump.
  3. Add the garlic powder, chili flakes, broccoli florets, salt, and pepper. Cover and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until the florets are tender but still with a bit of a bite. Stir to coat.
  4. Drizzle the tahini and lemon juice over the broccoli and enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Toss with some cooked pasta, couscous, or rice for a quick meal.
  • Enjoy with steamed fish or seared poultry.
  • Add some chili flakes for some spice.

Recipe notes

  • If tahini is not available, try this recipe with almond, peanut, or cashew butter.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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