Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Side Dishes

Baba Ganoush

Makes 1 quart The puréed eggplant gives a silky smooth texture to this baba ghanoush. Enjoy it as a dip for vegetables or serve with pita bread. Its versatility makes it a natural candidate to put out on a meze table alongside other dips and spreads. Ingredients 2 large eggplants […]

Main Dishes

Daikon Spaghetti with Chicken and Tahini Soy Dressing

Makes 2 servings The daikon radish (found at any Asian market) is a very large, long root vegetable that has a milder flavor than other radishes. Because they are so long you can use a julienne peeler or a mandoline to slice long, thin, strands of “spaghetti.” Ingredients 1 teaspoon […]

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Dress Up Your Roasted Veggies for Thanksgiving

One of the best and easiest Thanksgiving side dishes is a platter of simple roasted vegetables. We’ve talked about the basics of roasting veggies, but let’s talk about how to dress them up for the holidays. For a typical weeknight dinner, you most likely roast your vegetables in olive oil […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Hummus bi Tahini

Makes 1 quart This is a basic hummus recipe that is perfect as is, but is also endlessly customizable. Just like the ones you see in the store, you can top this hummus with anything from olive tapenade to roasted red peppers. Sprinkle the hummus with spice blends, like za’atar, […]

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Spring Salads with Your Farmers’ Market Finds

As we look forward to our yearly Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit, which perfectly coincides with the start of spring, we naturally (and typically!) are finding ourselves hungry. Spring is a food-lover’s best season—seconded only by Thanksgiving, of course—with a seemingly endless bounty of vibrant colors and flavors at the local […]


Tahini & Tuna–Stuffed Tomatoes

Makes 8 servings Ingredients One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed. 1/3 cup tahini 1 garlic clove, minced 2 green onions, chopped 3 tablespoons minced cilantro 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin Two 5-ounce cans tuna packed in water, drained 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice […]


Tahini Kiss Cookies

Makes about 32 cookies These tahini cookies are inspired by the classic peanut butter kiss cookie, with the slightly more savory (and nut-free!) flavor of tahini. We used semi-sweet chocolate to offset the sweetness in the cookies, but you can use whatever chocolate you like best. Ingredients 1 cup tahini […]