Roasted Veggies With Lemony Chia Tahini Dressing

Enjoy your vegetables roasted with an incredible lemon, chia, and tahini dressing
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Roasted vegetables are the ultimate healthy comfort food. There is something delicious about a carrot that becomes so deliciously caramelized and gooey in the oven. ‘Tis the season for root veggies, so grab a bunch from your local farmers’ market and get roasting! The addition of chia seeds at the end of this dish gives it the boost of good fats and amino acids you need.

This recipe is provided by Health Warrior.

2
Servings
208
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the roasted vegetables:

  • 2 carrots, chopped into sticks
  • 4 small turnips, quartered
  • 4 small golden beets, quartered
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • bunch of broccolini
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 Cup of tahini (it should be gooey from the natural oils in the jar, not dry)
  • 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds, such as Health Warrior chia seeds
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Filtered water

Directions

For the roasted vegetables:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line two baking trays with parchment paper.

Prepare all the vegetables and place on the baking trays. Drizzle with olive oil, top with sprigs of rosemary, and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Roast in the oven until vegetables are soft and cooked through, around 40 to 50 minutes. (You can also steam or grill the broccolini).

For the dressing:

While the vegetables are roasting, make the dressing. Whisk together the tahini and garlic with the olive oil and 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and around 2/3 of a cup of filtered water. Use more water as necessary until you reach the desired consistency. Ideally, the dressing should be liquid, but still retain some stiffness and not be too liquidy. Season with salt to taste.

When the vegetables are ready, combine together and place on two plates. Drizzle the dressing over the top and sprinkle the chia seeds on top. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
9g
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
44g
34%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Calcium, Ca
63mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
186µg
47%
Iron, Fe
15mg
83%
Magnesium, Mg
68mg
21%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
247mg
35%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
3mg
0%
Water
4g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Veggie Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Veggie Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.