Broccoli with Tahini and Golden Raisins

Broccoli with Tahini and Golden Raisins

Broccoli and raisins — two often polarizing foods — get a makeover in this flavor-packed side dish. The nuttiness of the tahini (sesame paste) balances the fruitiness of the golden raisins for the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Finish it off with a squeeze of lemon for freshness, then watch the broccoli and raisin skeptics come back for seconds.

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Product Size

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Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

Free Time

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  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 cups (130g) broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) tahini
  • teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Add the raisins and water into the Anyday dish. Cover with lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until the water has mostly evaporated and the raisins are plump.
  3. Add the garlic powder, chili flakes, broccoli florets, salt, and pepper. Cover and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until the florets are tender but still with a bit of a bite. Stir to coat.
  4. Drizzle the tahini and lemon juice over the broccoli and enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Toss with some cooked pasta, couscous, or rice for a quick meal.
  • Enjoy with steamed fish or seared poultry.
  • Add some chili flakes for some spice.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.