Roasted Broccoli Bowls with Creamy Tahini Dressing
1 cup barley (uncooked)
4-5 small crowns broccoli, trimmed (5-6 cups florets)
salt and pepper
Creamy Tahini Dressing:
¼ cup soy sauce
2 Tbs toasted sesame oil
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs water
2 Tbs tahini
2 tsp honey
1 red pepper, sliced
1.5 cups walnuts, lightly toasted
1 cup crumbled goat cheese(optional)
sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds
Cook barley or other grain of choice according to package instructions. Add a pinch of salt to the cooking water. Barley takes roughly 45 minutes to cook to a tender chewiness.
While the barley is cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients as follows:
-Toast the nuts on a baking sheet - approx 5 min @ 400F. Set aside.
-Trim, wash and dry off your pieces of broccoli. Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast @ 400F for 15-20 min tossing halfway through.
-Prepare the Creamy Tahini Dressing. The dressing will be fairly potent on its own, but is perfect when added to the broccoli bowls.
-Slice, chop and crumble any add-ins.
When there is about 5 minutes of the roasting time remaining for the broccoli, toss it with 2-3 Tbs of the Creamy Tahini Dressing.
When the barley is done, build your bowls, top with dressing and enjoy!
If you like a lot of dressing, I'd suggest doubling the recipe. You can always save some for later in the week!