This Molasses and Tahini Super-Food Dip is a Middle Eastern Staple - Mideast Grocers

This Molasses and Tahini Super-Food Dip is a Middle Eastern Staple

Lucy Egho

A classic dessert spread popular in the middle east is a spread called Debbes bi Tahini. It is a spread made from Molasses and Tahini. This is a super-food that is a powerhouse of nutrition packed in one dish. Tahini is a healthy fat with very high calcium, iron, magnesium, Vitamins E and the B Vitamins. Molasses is naturally very high in minerals and loaded with vitamins like Vitamins C, D, A, E, K. The creamy nuttiness of the Tahini (a sesame spread similar to a nut butter that's often used in hummus) went beautifully with the dark, rich sweetness of the molasses. Mix the two ingredients and serve it with traditional pita bread.

I absolutely love this classic spread and am excited to use it in new ways. Thinned with a bit of warm water, I bet it would be beautiful drizzled over strawberries. It would also be incredible on warm toast or an English muffin as a pre-workout snack.

I can even see it as a thin layer in a cake!

Seriously so many possibilities here!    

Molasses Tahini Dip (Makes 1 cup)

1 cup Tahini
2 tablespoons Molasses

Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. If too thick, try warming it up slightly on the stove. Feel free to adjust with a bit more molasses for a sweeter, richer flavor.