Roasted Broccoli and Snap Pea Recipe with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Roasted Broccoli and Snap Pea Recipe with Toasted Sesame Dressing

I love versatile recipes like this roasted broccoli and snap pea recipe with toasted sesame dressing. Serve it up as a side dish, or as part of a rice or noodle bowl.

Cooking with Toasted Sesame Oil

The main flavor profile in this dressing is toasted sesame oil, which has a nutty and slightly bitter flavor. Toasted sesame oil is made by toasting sesame seeds and extracting the oils. Like all seeds oils, it is high in omega-6, so best consumed in moderation, and in cold uses. The flavor of the toasted sesame oil dressing, sweetened with a touch of real maple syrup, complements the roasted flavor notes of the broccoli and sugar snap peas. Toasted sesame dressing is a great item to keep in your pantry and drizzle over vegetables, salads, noodles, rice, and even cooked proteins.

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Perfectly Roasted Veggies

The secret to perfectly roasted veggies is cutting them into similar sizes. Do not overcrowd the pan, as this will cause them to steam instead of caramelize. I like to roast veggies at 425°F, so they take on a nice golden brown color. The broccoli and sugar snap peas in this recipe are cooked with a small amount of oil first, and when perfectly roasted, tossed with the toasted sesame dressing.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this broccoli and snap pea recipe with Brazilian-style fish stew, or over noodles or steamed rice. It can be eaten warm, at room temperature, or cold.

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Roasted Broccoli and Snap Pea Recipe with Toasted Sesame Dressing

Served up as a side dish, or as part of a rice or noodle bowl, this roasted broccoli and snap pea recipe with toasted sesame dressing is a delicious way and unusual way to enjoy these vegetables.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine: California, Japanese
Keyword: snap pea recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 as a side dish
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Aliye Aydin

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 pound broccoli, including stems
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame dressing (recipe follows)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, for garnish

Toasted Sesame Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 Tablespoons tamari or shoyu
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar (unseasoned)
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon hot pepper oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  • Trim sugar snap peas by holding the inside of the pod facing you, and cutting the top of the pea, and pulling off the string on the inside of the curve of the snap pea.
  • Cut broccoli into florets. Peel stems of broccoli with a vegetable peeler to remove stringiness and cut into pieces a similar size to sugar snap pea pods.
  • Combine cleaned sugar snap peas and cut broccoli on a baking sheet and toss with avocado oil and salt. 
  • Roast for 20 minutes. They will crisp up on the part touching the baking tray. Remove to a serving bowl and drizzle or toss with toasted sesame dressing. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Toasted Sesame Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients and whisk to combine.
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5 thoughts on “Roasted Broccoli and Snap Pea Recipe with Toasted Sesame Dressing”

  • This toasted sesame dressing is amazing! We used it in a soba noodle salad that has become a new family favorite. Can’t wait to try it in roasted veggies as shown in the broccoli recipe above

  • These were amazing! I have roasted lots of vegetable, but never this combination. They turned out delicious, and the light dressing is such a pleasant addition. My family loves this.

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