Tag Archives: tahini

Sautéed Kale with Tahini and Currants

Are we still talking about kale?  Has kale jumped the shark yet? Whatever.  I don’t think I could ever get sick of greens of any sort.  Kale, chard, collards, mustard greens, turnip greens… they just do it for me.  Kale in particular has this wonderful texture, much like your workaday cabbage, that’s just as good […]

Red Pumpkin Tahini Soup

Show of hands: who has a half-full (or empty) jar of tahini banging around the fridge? I thought so. I managed to accumulate three (three!), and I’m sick of looking at them.  Here’s a recipe that accomplishes three goals: 1.  It isn’t hummus. 2.  It uses up tahini. 3.  It’s frickin’ awesome. Warmly spiced, slightly […]

Roasted Eggplant With Tahini Sauce

Normally, this is where I’d insert photo after photo of lovely ingredients. Imagine then, the plump aubergine, the cream-colored garlic, the crisp onion.  Imagine the anchovies, swimming eerily in olive oil.  Imagine the cumin seeds, the sunny lemon, the putty-hued tahini, the jarring red of the tomato. You’ll have to imagine these things because I […]

Chocolate Tahini Sablés

I found myself the other day just a few ingredients shy of a dish that has been on my “to cook” list for some time now.  (Side note: said dish is supremely flavorful, and is now in the permanent file.)  As I walked to the store, my mind was buzzing, but not with visions of […]