August is the “Sunday” of summer, and that means autumn will be here before we know it. We picked out ten recipes from ten various bloggers that we believe embody summer. These recipes are fresh, fun, and flavorful and are sure to make the most of the fleeting season.
If we could encapsulate summer into hummus, it would be this Charred Jalapeno and Corn Hummus from Dishing out Health. She describes this hummus as “Imbued with the sweet and smoky heat of charred jalapeños, toasty richness of tahini, and zing of lime juice, this hummus is summer perfection. The corn and feta topper add pops of sweetness and salty tang, plus some textural interplay”. (We couldn’t say it any better ourselves.) Serve this at any summer bash, or skip sharing because you’re going to want this all for yourself.
KaleJunkie’s famous Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies have become a phenomenon, and it’s because they are truly life changing. These cookies are gluten-free and paleo, but taste just like a classic gooey and chewy chocolate chip cookie that are mandatory all year round. And, they are much more nutritious than your classic chocolate chip cookie.
Don’t let the name fool you, these Avocado Fries from Veggiekins are not just another fry recipe. These creamy and crunchy “fries” come with so many possibilities. Toss them in a tortilla for a dynamic taco, on top of a salad for additional texture, or in a bun for some fun. The possibilities are endless with these avocado fries that act as a great base to vegetarian and vegan meals.
Skip turning on the hot oven with Ambitious Kitchen’s No Bake Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge. This fudge is made of four simple ingredients: tahini, coconut oil, maple syrup and salt. It’s low carb, low sugar, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and so tasty. When you can’t take the heat, just pop one of these in your mouth to cool off. You’ll thank us later.
Try a tahini based smoothie for an ultimate hot weather refresher. The Nutritious Kitchen brings us tahini smoothies, not one, but two ways! Try the Creamy Tropical or Dreamy Berry Tahini Smoothie, or both! Tahini adds flavor and nutrients to smoothies that is sure to contribute to a well balanced and filling delight.
These Chili Beet & Chickpea Burgers meld sweetness with heat. They’re chockfull of nutritional ingredients, like tahini and quinoa. Serve these as a unique appetizer, or serve them with sweet potato fries for a well balanced and colorful meal. This recipe is from our friends over at Love Beets. Make sure to check out this Philadelphia-based beet brand that we can’t get enough of!
You cannot have sliders without a side of fries. Pair the Chilli Sliders or any burger with Grilled Sweet Potato Fries and a tahini sauce. Eat the Gain’s fries are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and paired with a flavorful Parsley Tahini Dipping Sauce. Not only are they delicious, they are perfect for summer. No pre-cooking or soaking required, just throw them on the grill and enjoy!
We absolutely love Running on Real Food’s vegan take on this Middle Eastern classic – shawarma. This chickpea-based salad is everything you want as a summer lunch; refreshing and light, but also filling and flavorful. Top this salad off with Tahini Lemon Sauce to marry all the incredible flavors and spices into one scrumptious bite.
9. Halva Pops
Enjoy halva in popsicle form! These delectable delights from Molly Yeh combine yogurt, tahini, honey, vanilla and halva for a sophisticated popsicle that is sure to evoke some childhood nostalgia. If you’re looking for a less sweet dessert option, substitute Soom Silan for the honey.
Well Fed Soul’s Broccoli Salad screams summer barbeque. Crunchy broccoli, protein-packed chickpeas, sweet cranberries, and creamy feta are all tied together with this tangy orange tahini dressing to create a salad bursting with flavor and texture. Bring this side to your next summer potluck.
Many thanks to all of the food bloggers and home cooks who include Soom in their phenomenal recipes. We are super grateful for this awesoom community. See what we did there? 😉
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