Move Over Avocado….There’s a new toast in town.
For the last year or so, anyone who’s anyone has been seen munchin’ on avocado toast. Truth be told, one hashtag search on IG and you can see that the love affair is still holding strong. Still, every once in a while a girl needs a little variety and I’ve recently found myself crushing on a new topping for my toast—Tahini!
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. You may be familiar with it as one of the key ingredients in homemade hummus but it’s extremely versatile and can be used in dishes from savory to sweet. We love to top our morning toast with it because it’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as phosphorous, lecithin, magnesium, potassium, and iron It’s also one of the best sources of calcium out there and is high in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15 and has 20% complete protein making it a higher protein source than most nuts. Much like avocado, it’s high in unsaturated, good fats.
Next time you are looking for a way to change up your morning breakfast routine, give one of these recipes a try.
Other uses for Tahini:
- As a salad dressing mixed with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Mixed into stir fry.
- As a spread for a sandwich or burger. (Think: lamb burger…Mmmmm)
Savory Tahini Toast
1 slice of your bread of choice, I like Ezekiel or a nice crusty round loaf 1 tbsps ghee or coconut oil
1-2 tbsp tanini
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Pinch of sea salt *optional
- Toast bread. Spread toast with ghee/coconut oil, tahini and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sea salt.
Apple, Cinnamon Tahini Toast
1 slice of your bread of choice, I like Ezekiel or a nice crusty round loaf
1-2 tbsps Tahini paste
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ apple, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon, Honey
Pinch of Sea salt *optional