Tahini, Grain, and Veggie Bowl


Kevin Curry uses tahini when he wants bold umami taste in a small dose. We recommend making a double batch of the sauce to jazz up next week's meals and snacks.

Tahini, Grain, and Veggie Bowl
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


Roasted Veggie Mix:

  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces (3 1/2 cups)

  • 1 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch half-moons (3 cups)

  • 1 large yellow summer squash, sliced or chopped

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 large red onion, sliced

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • Generous pinch of sea salt & pepper

Tahini Sauce:

  • ½ cup tahini

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ cup water

  • Sea salt & pepper to taste

  • 3 cup cooked farro or other grain

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained


  • Parsley or mint

  • Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl toss eggplant, zucchini, squash, bell pepper, and onion with 2 Tablespoons olive oil, the oregano, and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Spread in a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. Roast 25 to 30 minutes or until veggies are crisp-tender. Let cool.

  2. For tahini sauce: Mix tahini, mint, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and 1/2 cup water. (If you want it to be thinner, add an additional tablespoon of water.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. In a large bowl mix roasted veggies with farro and chickpeas. Drizzle each serving with tahini sauce, garnish with parsley or mint, and serve with lemon wedges. Serves 5.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
21g Fat
62g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 88.3mg 442%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 5.3mg 29%
Potassium 833mg 18%
Folate, total 119.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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