Steamed Broccoli and Squash with Tahini Sauce

Detox Cred: With its special trio of phytonutrients (health-promoting organic compounds), broccoli helps promote and regulate the elimination of toxins from our cells. Steaming the cruciferous vegetable may be the best preparation technique -- research shows it helps lower your cholesterol even more than raw.

  • Servings: 4
Steamed Broccoli and Squash with Tahini Sauce

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012


  • 1/2 head broccoli florets
  • 1 Delicata squash, sliced and seeded
  • 1 cup mixed tender greens
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup Tahini Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Steam broccoli florets until bright green and tender, about 4 minutes. Remove and set aside. Steam squash until bright yellow and tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. In a bowl, toss greens, cabbage, and red onion. Top with steamed vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with tahini sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


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