Open Sesame

Open Sesame

45 Sweet & Savory Recipes for Tahini & All Things Sesame
by Belle, Rachel

Get creative with these 45 globally inspired recipes—each with a unique sesame twist—in this stylish, palate-pleasing cookbook.

Like a little black dress, tahini can seamlessly transition from day to night, from savory to sweet. Reimagine how tahini can fit into your everyday repertoire with all the style and whimsy from the host of the James Beard-nominated Your Last Meal podcast Rachel Belle. 

This creamy, nutty ingredient is more than just a cult condiment du jour: 

  • It’s an allergy-friendly nut substitute!
  • Replaces dairy in vegan dishes! 
  • Full of heart-heathy fats, plant-based protein, and chock-full of essential vitamins!
  • Adds a roasty-toasty, elevated flavor to many desserts!

Sprinkle some sesame sparkle into your life with recipes that Isaac Mizrahi calls “slightly insane” but “irresistible,” including:

  • Everything-Including-the-Bagel Salad
  • Falafel-Spiced Tahini Deviled Eggs with Crispy Chickpeas
  • Chocolate Miso Whoopie Pies with Tahini Cream
  • and, of course, Ethereally Creamy Israeli-Style Hummus (now available in traditional, golden, and hot pink!)

These forty-five inventive recipes each have a global flair and a sesame twist—plus a robust (and surprising) dessert section to hit that sweet spot to please even the most jaded tahiniphile.

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