One of our go-to summer snacks! Togarashi is a Japanese spice blend combining sesame, citrus peel, nori, chili, and salt. It always helps to have a trusted taste-tester. This go around it was Ivy from @buttereggroad. Thanks, Ivy!
INGREDIENTS Shishito peppers, about a pound 2-3 tbs olive oil 1 tbsp Togarashi spice blend of your choice
For the dipping sauce 1/4 c Seed + Mill Organic Tahini 1/4 c lemon juice 2 tbsp iced water 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (optional, if you're looking to keep things vegan)
STEPS 1. Heat the olive oil in a wok or fry pan and toss peppers on high heat for a few minutes, until browned and blistering. Sprinkle with Seed + Mill Togarashi Spice Blend and toss in the pan. Set aside. 2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, water, and Greek yogurt. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of Seed + Mill Togarashi Spice Blend.
Enjoy! The dipping sauce can be made a day ahead and kept refrigerated in an airtight container.
As far as cozy winter food goes, it's hard to beat a Shepherd's Pie. It's hearty and warming, perfect for the days when the sun sets at 5 and it's too cold to leave the house. As much as we enjoy the traditional version, we also love a plant based option, using lentils in place of ground meat. The tahini is a great substitute here for butter in the mashed potato topping, and adds a rich, creaminess to the filling. Our founder, Rachel's husband and kids enjoyed this dish for dinner the day we shot this picture and gave it a big unanimous thumbs up!
"I usually toss cooked vegetables into my dinner pastas for added fiber and nutrition. This recipe--which calls for an entire head of cooked broccoli--takes that effort to a whole new level. Half of the broccoli gets chopped and added to the pasta, while the remaining half is pureed into a bright green, tahini-based pesto. The creamy texture of this pesto gives more body to the finished recipe than an oil-based pesto would. Untraditional as it is, it has become by favorite pesto for using in pasta dishes."