Brown-Rice Cakes with Toppings
Puffy brown-rice cakes are just as versatile as toasts for layering on the flavor (and they're gluten-free).
Rice-and-Bean Salad Bowl with Tahini Sauce
Our glorious grain bowl calls for making the brown rice in advance, but even if you start from scratch, you can get the whole dish on the table in under an hour.
Tahini Fruit Dip
Tahini adds a nutty richness to this sweet and creamy dip, suitable for snacking or a light, healthy dessert.
Hummus is traditionally made from chickpeas. This version is just as tasty, and because lentils have more fiber and protein, it's even healthier.
Spicy Tahini Sauce
Used throughout the Middle East as a dressing for salads, a sauce to drizzle over fish, chicken or vegetables, or as a dip in combination with eggplant or chickpeas, tahini is made from untoasted sesame seeds.
Minty Pea Dip
This is a tasty dip you can pair with a few crudites and take it with you for a snack on the go.
Dan Dan Noodles
Making chili oil from scratch is easy and adds a delicious complex flavor to this dish, but you can use regular hot chili oil instead in a pinch.
Tangy hummus is perfect for parties or as a quick and healthful snack when served with a colorful array of fresh vegetables. Roasted garlic, fruity olive oil, and sesame tahini enliven the flavor.
Whole Grilled Eggplant with Rice Pilaf
Eggplants have a dark side—and it's excellent. Roast them whole until the skin is charred, and the flesh goes soft and creamy. To serve, split the eggplants and top with pomegranate molasses and lemony tahini sauce, then spoon the insides onto herby, pistachio-scented pilaf and dust lightly with fragrant za'atar.