Warm Date Syrup & Tahini Platter

Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 1 min

Gluten free without the bread. Date syrup/molasses/honey is an Iraqi ingredient that I adore. Modified from a recipe found on http://www.saucemagazine.com.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup tahini
  • 14 cup date syrup (date molasses, dibis in Arabic, found in some Middle Eastern shops)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ground cinnamon, to garnish
  • apple, sliced, to serve
  • pita bread, cut into wedges to serve


  1. Pour the tahini on a serving platter.
  2. Drizzle or pour date syrup in circles and swirl with the edge of a spoon to make a pretty pattern.
  3. Toast sesame seeds in a dry pan and sprinkle over top (this is what warms it up slightly).
  4. Sprinkle on ground cinnamon and serve immediately with sliced apples and pita wedges to dip.
  5. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Loved it! I would never have thought about using tahini as a base for a dip, but this was wonderful! I didn't have date syrup, so I used maple syrup. This was fantastic, and looks so fancy with no effort at all. Will be impressing guests with it soon!

Wish I Could Cook June 16, 2012

I don't dole out 5,000 star reviews like Halloween candy but this one earns them all! The ratio of tahini to dibs was probably closer to 60/40. Used Oregon-made pita and Washington-grown apples! A truly amazing recipe and I thank you for posting this recipe!
Reviewed for NA*ME tag/April-May.

COOKGIRl May 29, 2012

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