Roasted Broccoli Barley Bowls with Creamy Tahini Dressing

Roasted Broccoli Barley Bowls have a flavor-packed tahini dressing. This buddha bowl has barley, broccoli + toasted walnuts for an amazing grain bowl combo.

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Broccoli Buddha bowl
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 660 kcal



  • 1 cup barley uncooked
  • salt

Roasted Broccoli

  • 4-5 small crowns broccoli trimmed (5-6 cups florets)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Creamy Tahini Dressing:

Add ins

  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1.5 cups walnuts lightly toasted
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese optional
  • sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cook barley or other grain of choice according to package instructions. Add a pinch of salt to the cooking water. Barley takes roughly 45 minutes to cook to a tender chewiness.
  2. While the barley is cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients as follows:
    -Toast the nuts on a baking sheet - approx 5 min @ 400F. Set aside.
    -Trim, wash and dry off your pieces of broccoli. Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast @ 400F for 15-20 min tossing halfway through.
    -Prepare the Creamy Tahini Dressing. The dressing will be fairly potent on its own, but is perfect when added to the broccoli bowls.
    -Slice, chop and crumble any add-ins.
  3. When there is about 5 minutes of the roasting time remaining for the broccoli, toss it with 2-3 Tbs of the Creamy Tahini Dressing.
  4. When the barley is done, build your bowls, top with dressing and enjoy!


If you like a lot of dressing, I'd suggest doubling the recipe. You can always save some for later in the week!

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Broccoli Barley Bowls with Creamy Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 660
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.