Keep warm as the weather turns cooler with these Autumn recipes you’ll fall in love with! Not only is the weather changing, but so will your cooking — from how you cook to what you cook! Using fresh fall produce like squash, sweet potatoes, and apples to whipping up comforting stews and desserts, this list will have you putting those warmer spices to good use.
If you were like us growing up, pumpkins were for carving and pie. But as we began to understand the versatility of pumpkin in the kitchen, there was no looking back. This hummus dip, which is made with white cannellini beans instead of chickpeas for better color and purer vegetable flavor, is the real deal. It infuses smoky flavors (thank you, smoked paprika!) with pumpkin’s savoriness in a dip that comes together in 15 minutes.
This Sweet Potato Casserole is everything you love about the classic, retro dish (minus the marshmallows because #health). But, of course, this one has an added twist to elevate the traditional recipe even further! It’s perfectly sweet, complete with a base layer of whipped tahini sweet potatoes, and topped with a warm, spiced crunchy oat pecan crumble. The savory nuttiness of the Soom Tahini is the perfect counterbalance to the sweet potatoes and silan date syrup. The flaky salt adds the finishing touch to this warm, fall casserole.
Brighten any fall afternoon with this moist and fluffy Silan and Tahini Banana Bread. Soom Silan Date Syrup adds a sweet, robust flavor while tahini adds a subtle nuttiness that elevates the flavors of typical banana bread. This recipe calls for a touch of pumpkin spice, giving it that fall-flavor for a sweet essential this autumn season.
This Mediterranean-inspired Stuffed Eggplant is a vegan entrée or side dish that is chockfull of protein and flavor. Filled to the brim with bright, briny notes and hearty vegetables and grains, these eggplants are just as nutritious as they are flavorful! Top them off with a generous sprinkle of fresh parsley and dill, and a squeeze of fresh lemon to round out the Mediterranean flavors.
This Moroccan-inspired Vegetarian Chickpea & Sweet Potato Stew should be on rotation during the autumn and winter seasons. Not only is this an easy plant-based side dish or main that requires little prep work, but it’s a meal that’s incredibly flavorful and will add beautiful warmth to those cozy nights in. Loaded with savory and sweet aromatic spices and nutritious veggies and legumes, this stew highlights its North African origin.
If these Pumpkin Tahini Cheesecake Bites don’t scream fall, we don’t know what do! Luck you, you’ll never have to choose between a pumpkin pie or cheesecake again. These Pumpkin Tahini Cheesecake Bites are a healthier version of the classic dessert, but you’d never know it. Full of nutty richness and layered sweetness, these pumpkin tahini cheesecake bites are the perfect treat for fall entertaining.
Look no further for an easy way to add more veggies to your diet! The Roasted Butternut Squash with Orange Tahini, Walnuts, and Za’atar from The Tahini Table combines rusticity with sophistication and leaves you with a show-stopping dish. Top the roasted veg with a bright tahini sauce made with tahini, fresh orange juice, and fresh lemon juice. Then finish it off with a sprinkle of freshly toasted nuts and chopped herbs for a fall dish you’ll be telling the whole family about at your next holiday celebration.
Somehow this Chickpea & Beet Pasta dish manages to taste indulgent while still remaining light and filling. The bright lemon tahini sauce perfectly coats each noodle, chunk of sweet roasted beets, and crisp chickpeas. Top this fall-inspired meal off with slivers of toasted almonds, freshly chopped parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes to add varying notes and textures to make this dish as memorable as it looks!
Let brussels sprouts’ peak season begin! Truly, we’re super eager to share this recipe with you because it’s just that good! The brussels are oven-roasted at a high temperature until crispy. After, they’re then drizzled with a citrusy, slightly sweet, slightly savory tahini sauce you’ll want to use to top off all your fall produce. It’s a unique and delicious way to make this cruciferous fall and winter veggie a little brighter.
If we had to choose one dessert to make throughout the fall and winter months, we’d choose our Tahini Apple Crumble. This elevated tahini fruit dessert wins major points. It’s more nutritious and easier to assemble than a pie, but even more satisfying. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for textural interplay.
All you need are five ingredients to make a dish we simply can’t get enough of, and that’s Jamie Vespa’s Morrocan-Inspired Cauliflower with Tahini Honey. Harissa brings fiery flavor and the caramelized, melt-in-your-mouth cauliflower is topped off with a sweet and nutty sesame drizzle. This elevated vegetarian side dish hits every note: sweet, spicy, and savory, and will leave your taste buds craving more.