We know Thanksgiving dinners are rooted in family recipes and traditions. However, we think incorporating new twists to your Thanksgiving menu will spice things up and inspire new traditions down the road. Plus, it’s a fun way to show your guests a deliciously adventurous side to your cooking and baking. Each recipe is unique, flavorful, and full of delight. We hope you enjoy these must-have recipes this Thanksgiving as much as we do, and wish you a happy holiday!
Prepping for the main course at Thanksgiving, while keeping your guests from getting “hangry” should be an Olympic sport. An effortless garlic yogurt tahini dip is a delicious way to hold your guests over and keep them from filling up before the main event. Who doesn’t love an appetizer that can be made ahead of time AND allows you to spend a little more time with your family? This dip is no-fuss, and perfect for dipping your favorite veggies, chips, or breads.
Have you ever bought a sauce or dressing that you could just add to every meal? This perfectly light and creamy tahini goddess dressing can be coupled with just about anything your heart desires. Whipping up your own salad dressing is a great way to make your homemade salads and grain bowls a little healthier while also giving you the option to customize it to your liking. We like to think of this vegan and dairy-free dressing as minimum effort, maximum reward. It also makes for a great dressing to your favorite Thanksgiving-inspired salads and side dishes.
Gone are the days of bright summer salads with fresh fruit. It’s time to cover the grill and break out the sheet pan for some roasted veggies. This Autumn Harvest salad is perfect for combining your favorite in-season produce while keeping your comfort food hearty and healthy. Adding roasted vegetables to a salad brings all those fall flavors into play. Drizzled generously with a delicious maple tahini dressing, this vegan and paleo salad will have your Thanksgiving guests going back for seconds.
Think fall: hot drinks, spiced foods, cozy sweaters and changing leaves. This (vegan) soup captures the essence of Thanksgiving with every spoonful. Packed with Vitamins A & C, potassium, and fiber, this squash soup will keep your satisfaction level up and your healthy habits on track. We recommend topping this soup with sesame or even pumpkin seeds to keep with the seasons.
Seeking a fresh take for your Thanksgiving potato dishes? Look no further. With so many different ways to prepare, potatoes allow you to create your own adventure. Elevate your potato dish with a honey and tahini glaze for a flavorful and innovative side dish that pairs perfectly with any savory protein. We love this recipe because it’s quick and simple, allowing you to keep your focus on the more complex recipes.
Luckily, 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 a perfect treat to complete your Thanksgiving meal. Pair these cheesecake bites with a twist on pecan pie (recipe below) for a dessert spread no one can pass up on!
These Chewy Tahini Blondies from Adeena Sussman’s Sababa cookbook are everything you could want in a blondie. They’re chewy, perfectly nutty, and flavorful, and make for a delicious and unconventional Thanksgiving dessert. Try resisting the urge to eat just one of these; we bet you and your guests won’t be able to.
Having a tough time saying goodbye to summer and all the seasonal options it has to offer? You’re not alone. Our tahini apple crumble is a delicious and nutritious way to transition into the fall and winter seasons. Pair this apple crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the only dessert you’ll need this winter. (There won’t be any leftovers, so make sure to whip up a double batch if you want to enjoy the morning after Thanksgiving.)
No holiday dessert spread is complete without a pecan pie. The melt-in-your-mouth chewy texture makes for a delectable finale to your Thanksgiving feast. Subbing our silan date syrup to the filling mixture creates a beautifully rich pecan pie that your guests will go nuts for. (pun intended!) This recipe is great for a quick and easy filling to a pre-made pie crust, or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can make your own.