Roasted Broccoli & Fregola Sarda with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Tahini Dressing

Roasted Broccoli & Fregola Sarda with Hard-Boiled Eggs & Tahini Dressing
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Summary

This Middle Eastern-inspired recipe is brimming with varied flavors and textures thanks to toasty pearls of fregola sarda pasta, roasted vegetables (seasoned with herby za’atar), and crunchy almonds—all brought together with a smooth, nutty tahini-lemon dressing.


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  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    2 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 recipe
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

2 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 recipe
  • Amount per serving Calories 720

  • Total Fat 41g
    • Saturated Fat 8g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 265mg
  • Sodium 780mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 67g
    • Dietary Fiber 10g
    • Total Sugars 8g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 28g
  • Potassium 1000mg
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • broccoli
    1 lbs
  • red onion
    1 med
  • olive oil (divided)
    2 1/2 tbsp
  • za'atar seasoning
    1 tbsp
  • lemon
    1 med
  • garlic
    1 clove
  • fresh mint
    1 bunch
  • fregola sarda pasta
    2/3 cup
  • eggs
    2 large
  • water
    2 tbsp
  • sliced almonds
    2 tbsp
  • grated romano cheese
    1/4 cup
  • tahini
    2 tbsp
  • salt and pepper to taste
    1 pinch
Directions

Directions

  1. Prepare & roast the vegetables: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a small pot 3/4 of the way up with water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Fill a separate, medium pot 3/4 of the way up with  water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Place the prepared vegetables on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt (optional), pepper, and the za’atar; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 20 to 22 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    <strong>Prepare &amp; roast the vegetables:</strong> Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a small pot 3/4 of the way up with water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Fill a separate, medium pot 3/4 of the way up with&nbsp; water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Place the prepared vegetables on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt (optional), pepper, and the za’atar; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 20 to 22 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.
  2. Prepare the remaining ingredients: Meanwhile, halve the lemon; squeeze the juice into a medium bowl, straining out the seeds. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). Pick the mint leaves off the stems.

  3. Cook the pasta: Place the pasta in a strainer and thoroughly rinse under cold water to remove any excess starch. Transfer to the medium pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 7 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

    <strong>Cook the pasta:</strong> Place the pasta in a strainer and thoroughly rinse under cold water to remove any excess starch. Transfer to the medium pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, 7 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.
  4. Cook & slice the eggs: Meanwhile, carefully add the eggs to the small pot of boiling water and cook 9 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water 30 seconds to 1 minute to stop the cooking process. When cool enough to handle, peel the cooked eggs. Transfer to a cutting board and thinly slice into rounds.

    <strong>Cook &amp; slice the eggs:</strong> Meanwhile, carefully add the eggs to the small pot of boiling water and cook 9 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water 30 seconds to 1 minute to stop the cooking process. When cool enough to handle, peel the cooked eggs. Transfer to a cutting board and thinly slice into rounds.
  5. Make the dressing: Meanwhile, to the bowl of lemon juice, add the tahini, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Whisk until combined and smooth.

    <strong>Make the dressing:</strong> Meanwhile, to the bowl of lemon juice, add the tahini, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Whisk until combined and smooth.
  6. Finish & serve your dish: To the pot of cooked pasta, add the roasted vegetables, almonds , cheese, dressing, and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Stir to combine. Serve the finished pasta topped with the sliced eggs. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and garnish with the mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Enjoy!

    <strong>Finish &amp; serve your dish:</strong> To the pot of cooked pasta, add the roasted vegetables, almonds , cheese, dressing, and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Stir to combine. Serve the finished pasta topped with the sliced eggs. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and garnish with the mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Enjoy!
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