Tahini and Honey Spread

"A great spread for bread/toast from Nigella. 2 minutes to put together and its done :)"
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Ready In:


  • 2 -3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 -4 teaspoons honey (the best you can get, preferably Greek)


  • Mix together, and spread on bread or toast.

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  1. I whipped this up to serve on Saltine crackers for my kids' snack. They loved it! I used 2 tablespoons of tahini and 2 tsp. honey. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe.
  2. I loved this, but I didn't have it on toast. I dipped celery sticks into it so I could pretend it was healthier. ;-) I used equal parts honey and tahini, but I'd cut back on the honey next time, as it was really sweet. I love how the honey thickened up the tahini so that this wasn't runny like I was afraid it might be. I used a raw organic sunflower honey for this, and it'll be fun to see how different honeys change the flavor. Thanks for sharing.
  3. WOW, what a winning combination! Loved this! The honey complements the earthy sesame flavour from the tahini perfectly. Im sure this would also be great with other things mixed in (like e.g. coconut or carob powder or choc chips or fruit). I made the recipe using the lesser amount of tahini and only 1 ts of honey. That was sweet enough for my taste.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, MarraMamba. Ill surely make it again!<br/>Made and reviewed for the Honey Tag Game in the Spain/Portugal Forum February 2012.
  4. Here's a very nice addition to my finger food counter from now on! Easy to make, & you're able to change the taste by using a lighter, milder honey or a darker, more intenst one! A great keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Gimme 5 tag]
  5. DD (toddler) and I dip bananas in this. I use local honey and organic tahini. I use less honey than tahini but I think tahinis differ in bitterness. I'm sure it's good on bread, kind of like peanut butter.


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