Recipes Using Pantry Staples and Fridge Essentials

As the coronavirus continues to spread and disrupt our everyday lives, it’s only natural to feel uneasy. We wanted to round up a few of our favorite recipes that provide a dose of comfort and nourishment you can create using pantry staples and fridge essentials. We’re hoping that if you’re holed up at home that these recipes below will help you cope with the weight of the world and provide deliciousness for you and your family.

 

chocolate tahini blender muffins

Chocolate Tahini Blender Muffins

Back in 2019, we partnered with Bob’s Red Mill for a social media giveaway. While doing so, they generated a delicious, easy recipe using our tahini that we thought would be perfect to share with you: Chocolate Tahini Blender Muffins! These Chocolate Tahini Blender Muffins are nutty, chocolatey and provide a hug-like feeling with each and every bite. In addition, they’re gluten-free, perfectly tender, moist, and fluffy. Store them at room temperature under a loose tea towel for up to 3 days or in the fridge for 5 days.

 

the best hummus ever recipe

The Best Hummus Ever

Hummus is a wonderful dish to make during this time considering it only calls for 5 ingredients. Luckily, these ingredients are generally staples in many homes now including tahini, chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, water, and dried spices. Now let’s discuss what to look for in the best hummus. It should be perfectly balanced in flavor and texture. When crafting the best hummus, the flavor to achieve is subtly garlicky, slightly acidic, and richly nutty. The texture is lusciously creamy, light, and fluffy, with no grittiness associated.  This is exactly what you’ll find with our hummus, and why we believe it’s the best hummus recipe. Make sure to check out the tips and tricks to making the best hummus, too!

Now, we’re unsure of how much tahini you stockpiled, but if you don’t have all that much and want to ration your tahini, we recommend skipping this particular hummus recipe. However, if you have over 1 1/2 cups and want to make a dip that’s good for 1 week when kept in the fridge and produces more than 6 servings, we recommend making the best hummus ever.

 

banana bread with tahini and silan

Silan & Tahini Banana Bread

Nothing is quite as comforting as banana bread, especially this one! This banana bread is full of layered flavors from sweet bananas, the richness of silan date syrup, and the slightly nutty edge from the tahini. Plus, it is super moist! Make this bread for an easy morning breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. Or anytime you need a pick me up.

 

double chocolate chunk tahini cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies

We hope these chocolate tahini cookies can add a little comfort to your lives. They’re fun to bake, and even more fun to eat! They’re crispy on the outside, slightly chewy in the middle, and filled with chocolatey goodness. These cookies celebrate the union of chocolatey, slightly nutty, and sweet flavors thanks to using a mixture of chocolate and chocolate tahini.

 

sesame noodles

Spicy Sesame Noodles

Rather than smothering pasta in a tomato sauce, we recommend using pantry essentials to create this spicy sesame sauce. The combination of heat, freshness, crunch, and texture will have you hooked! We have a feeling this will become your new go-to for coating noodles.

 

ambitious kitchen tahini brownies

Ambitious Kitchen’s Grain-Free Tahini Brownies

Whether you’ve searched the internet for a brownie recipe or have followed us for quite some time, you’ve most likely come across this beloved recipe and for good reason. We love a box of brownie mix. However, you might be opting for a healthier version of the comforting treat during this difficult time. If so, we recommend whipping up a batch of this brownie recipe that calls for pantry staples and only 1 ingredient from the fridge: eggs. While they’re grain-free, these decadent, chocolatey brownies are a favorite and a nutritional treat for kids and adults alike.

 

crispy brussels sprouts with blood orange tahini sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Blood Orange Balsamic Tahini Sauce

We’ve been loving this citrusy take on brussels sprouts: crispy roasted brussels sprouts with blood orange balsamic tahini sauce! 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. It’s a unique and delicious way to make this cruciferous winter veggie a little brighter!

If you don’t have blood oranges on hand, but we’ve whipped this up with regular oranges. It’s just as delicious.

 

toast

Chocolate Tahini Toast

Whether you’re working from home or trying to entertain your children during your self-quarantine, toasting up a hearty slice of bread. Then, top it off with a hefty schmear of Soom Chocolate Sweet Tahini! It’s a delicious start to your day (or end it!). Lastly, consider adding bananas and chia seeds if you have any on hand for an even more nourishing meal.

 

fat bites

Creamy Peanut Butter Tahini Fat Bites

Stay energized with Flora and Vino’s nutrition-packed fat bites that are super easy and quick to make. Flavored by both peanut butter, tahini, coconut shreds, and vanilla protein powder, these are a perfect mid-morning or late-afternoon pick me up. 

In the meantime, if you’re hoping to purchase product AFTER March 16, 2020, we recommend shopping for Soom at your local grocery store or on Amazon while supplies last or purchasing case packs on soomfoods.com.