Sometimes simple understated food can be the tastiest, and adding just a couple of key ingredients can elevate a meal to a new level of effortless gourmet. Today I made a dish that I enjoy quite often for lunches and dinners, but this time it was different. I'm not gonna take all of the credit for this fabulous plate of food because the inspiration came from my bestie and super talented food blogger, Nachos of Appetite Affliction. Recently Nachos shared a recipe for North African Inspired Guacamole using Tahini as the secret ingredient. That was the original post that got me thinking about the jar of homemade Tahini sitting in the back of my refrigerator. Then, Nachos threw a curve ball with her most recent recipe for Chocolate Tahini Dressing (or Chocolate Sesame Snap Sauce). So this morning upon waking I naturally had Tahini on my brain, as well as chocolate and guacamole.
I blame this completely on you, Nachos -- thanks for reminding me of how versatile an ingredient like Sesame Butter can be! I only wish we could eat our Tahini creations together/in person.
Tahini Miso Garlic Sauce with Warm Wilted Baby Kale and Sweet Peas
This recipe yields roughly 2 servings
Warm Wilted Kale & Sweet Peas
- 1 cup of fresh Sweet Peas
- 1 Batch of the Warm Wilted Kale featured in this post (you can use any type of kale you'd like. I used baby kale, seen in the photos)
- Combine the Peas and Kale together before Warming
- Proceed to Warm your Veggies for 30 minutes until slightly wilted and warmed through
Tahini Miso Garlic Sauce
- Make 1/2 batch of Creamy Miso Garlic Sauce found here
- Mix into your sauce: 2 tsp Tahini
- Poof: Tahini Miso Garlic Sauce! You're done! Yes it's that simple!
Garnish your plate of veggies with crushed Almonds and cracked black pepper and dig in...
What are some of your favorite recipes involving Tahini?