'Cheesy' Roasted Tahini Brussels Sprouts

BY : PUBLISHED : January 19th, 2021 UPDATED: September 29th, 2022

If you are looking for a tasty new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts, look no further than this tasty vegan recipe!

completed Tahini Roasted Brussels Sprouts placed on a plate against a background with a towel and ingredients

This 'Cheesy' Roasted Tahini Brussel Sprout Recipe Is: 

  • Packed with flavor.
  • Plant-based and vegan.
  • Great for as a side dish or as a snack.
  • Easy to make and kid-friendly!

Just when you thought we couldn’t we bring you yet another amazing brussels sprouts recipe, here we are. The love we have for these cute mini cabbages only grows with time and so we added another page to our brussels sprouts recipe catalog. Even if you are one of the skeptics we invite you to join the fun and give this cheezy recipe a try!

What is Tahini?

Have you tried tahini before? If you are not familiar with it, we invite you to open up your culinary minds and give this sesame paste a try. We cannot sing our praises for this creamy paste enough. It is not only delicious (it has a yummy nutty taste to it), but it has amazing nutritional qualities to add to the fun. Did you know that two tablespoons of tahini have 128 mg of calcium? This makes tahini an amazing addition to a plant-based diet. 

You can add it to dressings, use it as a spread, or coat yummy veggies like these Cheesy Roasted Tahini Brussels Sprouts. Let us know your favorite ways to use tahini!

If you are not the biggest fan of brussel sprouts, or are encouraging your kids to eat them, this recipe along with this Brussels Sprouts Curry is a great way to introduce them!

The Ingredients and Substitutes

  • Brussel Sprouts: 2 heaping cups, raw
  • Tahini: 1 tablespoon
  • Warm Water: 1 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Nutritional Yeast: 1 tablespoon (plus extra for the topping). If you're not familiar with this delightfully  "cheesy" topping, check out this article that discloses more about it and how to use it!
  • Lemon Juice: 2 teaspoons
  • Paprika: ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon

How to Make 'Cheesy' Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicone mat, or non-stick spray.
  • Combine the tahini, water, oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl, and stir until a smooth sauce is formed.
  • Toss the Brussels sprouts with the sauce until pieces are nearly completely covered in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Lay the Brussels sprouts out on the baking sheet and top with more nutritional yeast, salt and pepper.
  • Place in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, turning over halfway through to ensure an even roast. Once lightly browned, remove from the oven.
completed Tahini Roasted Brussels Sprouts placed on a plate against a background with a towel and ingredients

Recipe Notes & Tips

  • Store your leftover Brussels sprouts in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  • Leftovers are best heated up in the oven.

What Should I Serve with this Vegan Roasted Brussel Sprout Recipe?

This vegan brussel sprout recipe is perfect as a side dish, as a snack, or as leftovers. Serve it with your favorite main or eat it by itself over some rice!

More Brussel Sprout Recipes You’ll Love

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Cheesy tahini roasted brussels sprouts on an oblong platter.
completed Tahini Roasted Brussels Sprouts placed on a plate against a background with a towel and ingredients

Vegan Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Tahini

Toni Okamoto
If you are looking for a tasty new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts, look no further than this tasty vegan brussels sprouts recipe! It’s quick and easy to make and the addition of tahini creates a lovely flavor to complement your meals.
4.97 from 30 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 164 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 heaping cups of raw brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 tablespoon of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast plus more for topping
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the tahini, water, oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and stir until a smooth sauce is formed.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with the sauce until pieces are nearly completely covered.
  • Lay the brussels sprouts out on the baking sheet and top with more nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Next, place in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, turning over halfway through to ensure an even roast. Once lightly browned, remove from the oven.

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Notes

  • Choose fresh brussels sprouts. Make sure they don't have any wilted leaves or brown ends.
  • How to prep the brussels sprouts. Give them a good wash and trim off the ends if they look dried out and remove any loose outer leaves.
  • Spread them out on the pan. Roasted vegetables come out best when they have plenty of room on the pan. When too close together they steam rather than roast and don't come out as crispy and browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 607mgPotassium: 479mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 916IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
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About Lauren Bossi

My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I've got a passion for running and plant-based eats. When I'm not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, pun-writing and tag-saling.

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  1. Louise says

    5 stars
    absolutely delicious, I didn't have tahini so used cashew butter. So good, best way to have brussel sprouts. Keen to try this with other vegetables. I think it would go well with cauliflower. Thank you 🙂

    • Andrea White says

      Ooo I bet it would go very well with cauliflower! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • SandraM says

      5 stars
      Well this is awkward...I don't like brussels sprouts. But I loved these!! lol.
      Great side dish idea for Thanksgiving!

      • Andrea White says

        Love it!!! This recipe makes them so easy to enjoy!

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