Mighty Sesame Gives Your Game Day Recipes a Healthy Twist

Thursday 16th, January 2020 / 15:27 Written by
Mighty Sesame Gives Your Game Day Recipes a Healthy Twist
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Tahini Dressings in Squeezable Bottles is a Delicious Game Changer for a Winning Party

Six ways to make your party a healthy hit with Mighty Sesame the super food for the Big Game!

Recently, a food journalist/influencer wrote about Mighty Sesame Tahini Dressings in squeezable bottles. The verdict: “I was ecstatic,” said the hummus lover enthusiastically. “Tahini you don’t have to mix is a game-changer.”

That got the people at The Mighty Sesame Company thinking. With the Big Game right around the corner, squeezable tahini is an MVP when it comes to making any party easier, tastier, and healthier. After all, unlike other brands, Mighty Sesame doesn’t separate, so it’s always perfectly blended and ready to use. No mixing, no stirring, no problem!

American foodies know there’s a tahini revolution afoot. The creamy, decadent condiment usually takes center stage in Middle Eastern dishes like hummus and falafel. But in fact, it’s perfectly at home in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

We recently spoke to Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox, authors of the popular cookbook Tahini and Turmeric, and asked why tahini is such a great ingredient to work with? They told us, “One of the things we love the most about tahini, besides its incredibly addicting nutty flavor, is its versatility. It can be used in sweet and savory applications. Besides using it to make hummus, tahini is great in salad dressings, as a sauce for sandwiches or tacos, or simply spread over toast with your favorite jam or date syrup!

Tahini also adds fabulous flavor to cookies, cakes, shakes, bars, mousses, and even granola. The possibilities are endless!” (Cohen and Fox are the authors of Tahini & Turmeric, 101 Middle Eastern Classics Made Irresistibly Vegan and Founders of the Blog Mayihavethatrecipe.com).

And that’s where Mighty Sesame comes into play at your Big Game party. This year, kick off the fun with tahini dips like Sweet ‘n Sour Tahini sauce served with crunchy cauliflower, then score with halftime soups and salads such as Cucumber salad with Miso-Tahini dressing, Marinated entrees like Fish Tacos with Tahini and Siracha,  or Chicken Breast Baguette Hero sandwich drizzled with Tahini are sure to be tahini touchdowns. Extra points, of course, for tahini-based desserts like Tahini-walnut brownies.

Best of all, tahini is a superfood. Made from one ingredient, 100% roasted sesame seeds, Mighty Sesame Tahini is loaded with plant-based protein, calcium and other vitamins and minerals. All varieties (Original fine and Whole seed) are, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, kosher, and halal. 

Find squeezable tahini and other Mighty Sesame products at Walmart, Whole Foods, Wegmans, and other retail outlets. They are distributed by Kayco, the top purveyor of kosher foods in America.

Sweet ‘n Sour Tahini sauce served with crunchy cauliflower

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Image credit: Mighty Sesame

INGREDIENTS: 

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup flour

2 cups panko bread crumbs

¾ cup Thai sweet chili sauce

¼ cup tahini

2 T soy sauce

1 shallot, minced

1 T lemon juice

1 t ginger, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

2 T olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2

Add eggs, flour and bread crumbs to 3 separate bowls. 3

Dip cauliflower florets in to the flour coating entire floret. Then dip into beaten egg coating completely. Finally, into the bread crumbs rolling to cover floret. Press bread crumbs into floret so to get them to stick well.  4

Place cauliflower onto a cookie sheet. Repeat breading procedure until all florets are breaded. Drizzle cauliflower with olive oil. 5

Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender when pierced with a knife. 6

Meanwhile, in a bowl combine sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, tahini, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and shallots. 7

Remove florets from oven when done and serve with sauce. Enjoy! 

Fish Tacos with Tahini and Siracha

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Image credit: Mighty Sesame

INGREDIENTS:

12 corn tortillas

2 cups green cabbage, shaved

1 cup carrots, shredded

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup sesame oil

4 Tilapia filets

½ cup tahini

2 T Siracha sauce

2 T olive oil

2 limes, cut into wedges

1 T lemon juice

1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly

I/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Season Tilapia filets with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large non stick skillet.  

Once oil is hot place filets into skillet and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes then flip. Cook another 3-4 minutes then pull from skillet and set aside. 

While cooking Tilapia, heat toaster oven to warm setting and wrap corn tortillas in aluminum foil and place in oven to heat and keep warm. 

In a bowl, mix together tahini, soy and lemon juice. 

Slice each piece of Tilapia lengthwise into 3 strips. Place corn tortillas on to serving platter and place 1 strip of Tilapia in center of each tortilla. 

Divide cabbage and carrots evenly amongst tortillas. Drizzle each with tahini mixture and Siracha. 

Serve with cilantro, green onions and lime wedges as garnish.

Tahini-walnut brownies

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Image credit: Mighty Sesame

INGREDIENTS: 

14 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted

½ cup tahini

1 ½ cups AP flour

1 t baking powder

1 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup rum

½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl, mix chocolate, tahini, orange juice, rum ad powdered sugar. Incorporate all ingredients well. 

Sift in flour, adding slowly. When finished add baking powder. Mix well but do not over mix. 

Pour into a greased 8” baking pan. Bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when brownies are pierced. 

Cool, cut and serve. 

About Kayco/Kayco Beyond

Kayco is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kosher foods. Its expanded Kayco Beyond Division sources and distributes new products to the general market beyond kosher, to meet the demands of consumers looking for optional products that are healthful, convenient and/or for restricted diets and lifestyles. These brands include Dorot, Absolutely Gluten Free, Beetology, Mighty Sesame, Tuscanini Foods, Wissotzky Tea Co. and new Wonder Melon™. They are headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. (www.KAYCO.com).

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