This Roasted Rainbow Vegetables with Tahini Dressing dish is a sheet pan recipe in a variety of colors. A fun way to eat your veggies!
Sheet Pan Rainbow Vegetables
When looking for a delicious dinner vegetable recipe, basic green can get a little boring. Why not pretty up your table with some Roasted Rainbow Vegetables with Tahini Dressing instead!
Healthy meals aren’t always fun, so this is an easy way to fix that. With items that you can pick up at any grocery store, this is a healthy side dish or main dish with vibrant color as well as various health benefits.
These colorful rainbow veggies are rich in Vitamin A and beta carotene (carrots), powerful antioxidants, and Vitamin C (broccoli) plus more, in addition to being interesting textures because they are all different.
As salad dressings go, you may not think of creamy tahini first. You see it as a staple ingredient in middle eastern recipes like baba ganoush or a hummus recipe, but this easy tahini recipe will change your mind.
With a few simple ingredients, this easy homemade tahini recipe will pair beautifully with your sheet pan vegetables. It has a little bit of a nutty flavor, although it does not contain nuts.
With ground sesame seeds that you will turn into a tahini paste (sometimes called sesame paste if they’re derived from toasted sesame seeds instead of raw), a pinch of salt, and more, this could easily become one of your favorite recipes to top your veggies with.
These roast vegetables are naturally vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. They are a great way to serve a variety of dietary needs in addition to being one of the easy weeknight dinners that you can add to your monthly meal plan.
- You can use bottled lemon juice or fresh lemon juice.
- Offer red pepper flakes on the table so that everyone has the option to give their vegetable servings a little spice.
- Although there are no nuts in this easy recipe, some people with nut allergies have sensitivity to sesame seeds, which is the main ingredient of your raw tahini. Make sure you mention this before serving it to someone with a nut allergy.
Rainbow Dinner Vegetables
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups orange carrots and/or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups zucchini, chopped
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup tahini powder
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon paprika
How To Make Roasted Rainbow Vegetables:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Rinse the vegetables under a little water to make sure everything is clean.
Chop up all of your fresh veggies and lay them on your sheet pan in a single layer according to the colors of the rainbow. An even layer of your onion slices will be on the bottom, broccoli crowns and zucchini above them, yell0w pepper above those, then your orange carrots and orange pepper, followed by your red tomatoes.
Drizzle the chopped vegetables with extra-virgin olive oil, and some garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper to taste.
Cook the vegetables in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
While your dinner vegetables are baking, cook your quinoa, rice, riced cauliflower, or couscous in your preferred method.
How To Make Homemade Tahini Dressing:
Next, make your tahini dressing. In a small bowl, combine the tahini powder, water, lemon juice, salt, and paprika and whisk until smooth. You can use a high-speed blender or a mini food processor if you’d like, but you shouldn’t need to. Set it aside.
When the rainbow veggies are done, remove the baking tray from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes.
Spoon the cooked starch (or the like) of your choice into four bowls or plates and top it with veggies, making sure that you have a rainbow order for each. Drizzle some of your lemon tahini dressing over the top of the whole thing and enjoy!
Store any leftover tahini sauce in an airtight container or glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Can I Use Different Colorful Vegetables For Each Color Of The Rainbow?
Yes! Feel free to use seasonal vegetables for this sheet pan meal. Some good alternatives are red bell peppers or radishes for your red vegetables, butternut squash or sweet potatoes for your orange vegetables, yellow squash or yellow tomatoes for your yellow vegetables, brussels sprouts, green beans, or collard greens for your green vegetables, or red cabbage, purple potatoes, purple carrots, or purple cabbage for your purple vegetables. Mix and match your favorite vegetables as you’d like!
What Should I Serve With This Great Recipe?
This roasted veggies with tahini recipe is best made with a starch or companion to place underneath it in the bowl. My best suggestions are white rice or brown rice, couscous, or quinoa, but you can also use cauliflower rice or anything else that you come up with.
How Long Does This Tahini Sauce Recipe Last?
While store-bought tahini will last a long time because of the preservatives, if you are making your own tahini, the creamy sauce will last in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you leave the jar of tahini out at room temperature, it will last only 2 or 3 days at the most.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 8gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g
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