tahini toasts

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, Breakfast, Gluten Free, recipes, Second Breakfast, snacks, Vegan

I have a new obsession snack that has been a daily thing this month.

While the base elements remain the same (tahini and toast), the toppings rotate, keeping tastes fresh.

One of my favorites – mashed avocado:

Jason likes this snack also, as long as his does not have tomato.

See the one in back? Jason’s.

This super easy non recipe is as follows:

tahini toasts

vegan, gluten free, delicious

gluten free bread (Food For Life, Rudi’s*)
tahini (2+ tablespoons for each toast)
veggies (tomato, kale, avocado, cucumber…)
sea salt 

*Rudi’s gluten free bread is awesome, is not vegan

In oven/toaster oven/toaster, defrost bread (some gf bread is stored in freezer). Spread tahini and add toppings, return to toaster oven to warm through. Salt to taste.

Though I have been enjoying these nearly every day, the toppings depend on what is in the veggie crisper that day – satisfying variety every time! I love tahini flavor, and I cannot think of a fresh veggie that would not work with this.

These can also be dressed up (adding sesame seeds for a fancy nod to the tahini), cut toasts to serve as bite size appetizers. I use small rice cakes to make bite size snacks also – crunchy goodness!

Do you have a snack you like enough to eat every day?

 

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) June 27, 2012 at 5:11 am

Oh cool idea! Definitely fun as a party appetizers. Definitely love the idea of the rice cakes for an added crunch

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2 spabettie June 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’m not usually a rice cake fan, but the little ones are good… especially with tahini ;)

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3 Allie June 27, 2012 at 6:46 am

I loooove tahini on toast! Especially when the toast is warm and the tahini gets extra-melty and soaks into the bread a little. However, PB on toast will always be the snack that I can eat every day. And for every snack. And meal. But unfortunately that wouldn’t be a very balanced diet…

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4 spabettie June 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

YEESSS, melty tahini is the best.

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5 cathy @ Noble Pig June 27, 2012 at 7:34 am

These are very cute!! Love the little tomato one.

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6 spabettie June 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

hee, the little tomatoes are my favorite. perfect for these toasts.

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7 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 27, 2012 at 7:43 am

oh my that does sound delicious! i go through that same thing too — where I’ll eat the same snack or lunch for like, 2 weeks in a row — then i smack my head and say — time to branch out a little! I eat something different for a day, then back to my old favorite standby:) haha

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8 spabettie June 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I know, I should branch out a bit. ;) this is SO good though…

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9 Kath (My Funny Little Life) June 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Aww. Your toasts look so lovely! I love the variety with kale and tomatoes, and the cherry tomato and sesame one! :D

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10 spabettie June 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I know, I love them all. tasty snack indeed!

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11 gillian June 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I went through a phase with tahini a few months ago. It got to the point where I’d eat it with practically everything, sweet or savory (sidenote: tahini + bananas = delicious)
My doctor did some blood work and told me that I had abnormally high levels of copper, which she couldn’t explain.
I did some research and, it turns out, tahini/sesame seeds are the #3 edible source of copper. Oops.
Now I have to ration it out :) But this looks like a delicious way to enjoy it on occasion!

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12 spabettie June 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Gillian, that is good to know… I was wondering if too much tahini could be a bad thing. dang. guess I’ll have to scale back a bit. ;)

but AFTER I try it with bananas!

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13 bitt June 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

my husband eats the same thing on rice cakes all the time.

did rudi’s start making a vegan and GF bread? i’ve been waiting! not sure the ingredients to the one you linked to. silly amazon doesn’t list them.

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14 spabettie June 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

DANG. Jason brought this one home, and I didn’t even look (I am used to my Food For Life which is vegan). I have eaten eggs in the recent past, so I suppose that’s why I was lax in looking at that, but thanks for catching it…

I’ve been enjoying this on mini rice cakes also!

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15 Lou June 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

mmmm tahini, glorious tahini… I like tahini dolloped on top of vanilla soy yoghurt with walnuts, banana and dried figs – YUMMO. I too, am a big fan of the tahini/avo/tomato combo…. with a squeeze of lime :)

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16 spabettie June 28, 2012 at 7:17 am

tahini fig sounds great! I have combine tahini and date (in a dough ball) but now I must try fig! :)

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17 Ashley F. June 28, 2012 at 7:51 am

Yum! I’m always looking for simple snacks to have after work and this one looks like a winner (mostly because I can just empty my fridge onto it :) ).

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18 spabettie June 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

empty your fridge onto it – that is exactly what I do! :) so easy, so satisfying.

happy weekend, Ashley!

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19 purelymichelle June 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

girl you know we LOVE our tahini!!! the best – lately I have been enjoying carrots and tahini as a snack :)

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20 spabettie June 29, 2012 at 11:31 am

yes, my tahini loving twins! :) Mmm, sweet carrots with nutty salty tahini – perfect!

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21 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen August 8, 2012 at 7:03 am

So…I want some of this right now.

See, I am obsessed with the Whole Foods Zesty Tahini Dressing.

So I made my own version…using avocado instead of tahini.

But what I should have done was make my own version….with BOTH!!!

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22 spabettie August 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

tahini is one of my favorite things In The World.

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23 Kristel from Healthy Frugalista September 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

I love all these tahini toast ideas…great idea for lunch or kids after school snacks. Being a tahini lover you might be interested in this post Frugal Recipes: How to Make Your Own Tahini

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24 Adriana September 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

Hi! Your toasts with tahini are wonderfull, I´ve never tried something better :) I made them for my birthday, with avocado and tomatoes chery, very tasty. Thanks! Also I have tried your recipe of date and tahini bites, definitely delicious, especially accompanied with red wine. Good luck!

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25 spabettie September 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

hi Adriana – so happy you like the toasts – still one of my favorite snacks! happy belated birthday – I just celebrated mine yesterday! :)

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