It’s almost time to celebrate the stars and stripes and, just like any celebration, a delectable spread is a must! If your holiday plans include swimming, fireworks, or spending time with family and friends, you’ll need plenty of fuel for the festivities. Fire up the grill, pour yourself an ice-cold cocktail (see below for an aweSOOM suggestion!), and get ready to celebrate America’s birthday with these classic summer recipes.
Get out those scissors and start snipping your fresh basil to make Tahini Pesto Pasta! Tahini gives you a mild, nutty flavor without those expensive pine nuts and adds bright, fresh notes to lighten up heavy BBQ fare.
Every BBQ needs some side salads. Our Greek Tahini Pasta Salad is perfect for anyone craving fresh garden herbs and veggies. The robust tahini dressing really highlights the seasonal flavors and gives you an extra dose of flavor to savor!
If you love a lil’ spice in your life, fire up the grill and slather Spicy Silan BBQ Sauce on your favorite protein! As you’re chowing down, thank Chef Didem of Ana Sortun’s Sofra Bakery in Cambridge, MA for the recipe.
Potato Salad is a BBQ classic, but we like to change it up a little with Ambitious Kitchen’s Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce. It’s a light dish that will allow plenty of room for burgers and baked goods later!
This slaw from Wholesomelicious is loaded with crisp summer veggies but, the real star is the easy-to-make tangy tahini dressing. Pro tip: make the dressing in advance so you plenty of time to hang out with all of your guests before dinner.
Always a big hit, we recommend grilling up a few batches of The Mediterranean Dish’s Chicken Kabobs. Every bite is bursting with flavorful spices, bright citrus, and savory tahini sauce.
Get festive with this colorful red and white Strawberry Rhubarb Galette! The blend of lemon, vanilla, rhubarb, and tahini is so refreshing after a hot day outside!
Everyone is going to want a ‘peach’ of this cobbler. Tahini, cinnamon, and brown sugar work in perfect harmony to give this dessert its caramel-like sweetness and depth. It’s so yummy the neighbors will be lining up down the street to get a whiff!
With only 6-ingredients, these better-than-boxed brownies are filled with triple chocolate goodness. Pack up extras to bring with you while you watch the fireworks!
Olives + Thyme’s S’mores Tahini Cookie Bars are a chic take on the summer classic. A crunchy exterior with a melted chocolate center. Are you drooling yet?
Grab your cocktail shaker and get ready for the best drink ever. A modern twist on a Tom Collins, the Summer Fling combines gin with silan for a mellow sweetness that sings summer.
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