Tahini with honey spread


free recipe 18 greek1Igredients
5 ounces (about 150g) sesame tahini
2  ounces (about 55g) hοney
3 ounces (about 90g) sesame oil
2 ounces couverture dark chocolate 55% cocoa

Preparation
Put the chocolate into a metallic bowl. Place the bowl above a pot with boiling water (be careful so the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water). Stir with a rubber spatula until the chocolate melts.
In a large bowl stir the tahini with the honey and the sesame oil using a rubber spoon.
Add the melted chocolate and mix well until it becomes a fine mixture. Wait to cool down and then put it in a clean and dry empty glass jar. You can keep it outside of the fridge for about 3 months.

Chef’s secret
Use it in cakes, cookies or spread on warm baked bread.

Dietitian’s comment
This is a very healthy spread that everyone can enjoy. It is rich in  polyunsaturated fats and it lowers the cholesterol levels because of the sesame (tahini). It contains 1g of fiber/tbs and 1 g of protein!
It contains also a lot of calories so I would recommend not to over do it.

15g of this mixture on a thin bread slice contains more than 150 calories!

Nutrients per 15g of serving
Calories (kcal) 94,3
Fat (g) 8,2
Saturated fat (g) 1,5
Cholesterol (mg) 0,2
Sodium (mg) 8,2
Fiber (g) 0,8
Protein (g) 1,2
Calcium (mg) 29,4

(original recipe by professional chef Stelios Parliaros,

Dietitian’s comments by professional nutritionist Dimitris Bertzeletos, co-author of the “18 Greek Recipes“)

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