Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sesame Broccoli Pasta

I love the flavor of sesame. I like the seeds toasted, sesame seed oil and sesame seed paste called 'Tahini'. This recipe features Tahini, which is now available in the ethnic food aisle of most grocery stores. If you cannot get tahini a natural peanut butter would also taste good in this recipe.

First thing, get some water boiling and then we can gather and prep our ingredients.

You need some garlic and ginger. I keep ginger in the freezer wrapped in foil and then inside of a bag. I find it is actually easier to peel and grate when it is still a bit frozen.

You need some broccoli and a lime.

The tahini, some coconut milk, and some cumin seeds.

You need some pasta, I chose penne but you can use whatever kind you like.

You also need some peanut oil, some soy sauce and delicious sesame oil.

Chop your broccoli.

grate your garlic and ginger into a small dish and set aside. I actually just used my kitchen scissors to cut up the ginger.

mix the coconut milk, tahini, soy sauce and sesame oil together.

This sauce is so tasty. The tahini has a bold almost tangy flavor that goes so well with the saltiness of the soy sauce.

Lets cook. Get your pasta in the boiling water and get some oil in a skillet.

Cook the garlic, ginger and cumin seeds in the oil over low-medium for 3-4 minutes.

Add in the broccoli and some water and turn the heat up a bit. Cover and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add in the sauce after the broccoli is cooked to your liking. Let it simmer for just a minute while stirring.

Add in your cooked pasta and give it a toss.

Serve with some lime wedges and enjoy!! Once again, thank you all for the wonderful comments and emails. I appreciate everyone who visits my blog. I have a twitter account, follow me! @diningalone


  1. We eat tahini but never thought to put it with pasta or soy or coconut milk for that matter. Sounds great.


  2. That looks incredible! I've never used tahini - this sounds like a great way to give it a go!
    Karen (Mom of the Ao4)

  3. Well thats tomorrow nights dinner sorted! For me and the kids at least, hubby has an eversion to anything green! I think he is scared of anything healthy!

    Thank you, I have actually started sharing your recipes with my Mum.. she sends her thanks too!

    Sue xxx

  4. Hmmm I love the flavor of sesame - I need to pick up some tahini

  5. That looks delicious!!! I look forward to more recipes!!


  6. Rhonda: Gave it a go the other night - photo on my blog today. HUGE success. Hubby had seconds. Oh, who am I kidding. So did I. :)