Sesame seed paste is all the rage right now. Not just because we are in the beginning of the Great Lent, but because it is considered one of the most trending food among the world’s top chefs. The best part, is that is apart from delicious it is also pretty nutritious; sesame seeds are a good source of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, dietary fiber, protein and lignans. So whether you like it sweet or savory, tahini is a vegan, nut free, gluten free way to amp up food. The best way to start your acquaintance with tahini is the following recipe for a delicious snack with honey and apples.
Tahini honey toast with apples
Tahini honey toast is satisfying, delicious and easy! You might like to switch up the herbs on top, if you choose to include them. Lemon-thyme, fresh lavender or anise hyssop, thai basil, rosemary and pineapple sage are all great! So, here it goes:
1 slice of your favorite bread, toasted
¼ teaspoon ghee or coconut oil
1 tablespoon tahini
½ tablespoon premium thyme honey + more to drizzle over top
½ crisp apple, cored and sliced thinly
sesame seeds, toasted*
fresh rosemary, to top
pinch Celtic sea salt
Spread the ghee or coconut oil over the hot toast.
Stir together the tahini and ½ tablespoon honey. Spread the sweet tahini over the toast evenly.
Arrange the apple slices over top in a fan shape.
Sprinkle to top of the apples with the toasted sesame seeds.*
Drizzle the toast with more honey, as you like. Then sprinkle rosemary and sea salt over top.
Simple, delicious, done!
To toast your sesame seeds: add the sesame seeds to a hot, dry pan and toast until fragrant and slightly golden, stirring frequently. This usually takes 2-5 minutes.
Recipe author: Renee Shuman | Source: Will Frolic for Food