Being the only non-meat eaters in our families, Guy and I are always asked to bring a vegan dish to Friday dinner. It's not that my mom doesn't cook vegan for us (trust me- she makes way too much food!), but she is always anxious about the possibility that we won't have enough options.
Having to reinvent myself every weekend is not easy, but no one ever complains when I bring Siniya.
Siniya is a simple Mediterranean baked dish, traditionally made with ground lamb, roasted vegetables and tons of tahini sauce. The fun thing about it is that you can't go wrong. Any roasted veggies will work here. We like to use pumpkin, butternut squash or a mix of both.
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a large baking dish with parchment paper.
Cut the veggies into medium-large pieces. Transfer to the baking dish.
In a small bowl or dressing shaker, mix the olive oil, date syrup, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper and pour over the veggies, making sure they are all covered in marinade.
Place in the oven and roast for 30-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and set the temperature to 480°F (250°C).
Place the tahini sauce ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until combined.
Pour the tahini sauce over the roasted veggies. Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove the dish from the oven, garnish with sprouts and serve warm.