I combined the best qualities of harissa and za’atar in this delicious, must-put-on-everything, sesame and spice dynamite sauce! Never tried harissa or za’atar? Doesn’t matter at all, you will probably appreciate this recipe more…. It is super simple to make and you won’t believe how tasty it is. I swirl it into warm hummus, dip fresh peas in it, smother scrambled eggs with it, and even eat it by the spoonful.
Nutritionally, it is packed with sesame seeds, which are full of calcium, magnesium, and fibre. Those qualities will keep you relaxed and regular ;). It is also loaded with herbs and spices, which are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients to keep you healthy.
As far as tools go, I use a food processor to make dips like this, but I also have this
high powered blender that works great for pulverizing the sesame seeds a but more, depending on the texture you prefer. One other thing that might be fun to try with this recipe is toasting the sesame seeds and whole spices before you process them! I haven’t done it yet, but I imagine the flavour would be richer and smoother. Let me know if you try it :).
Sesame + Spice Dynamite Sauce
Sauce for everything: eggs, veggies, hummus, crackers, you name it.
- 1/3 cup sesame seeds
- 1/3-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (you want it saucy, so add enough oil to reach that consistency)
- 3 cloves garlic (peeled + smashed)
- 1 tbsp coriander seed
- 1 tbsp cumin seed
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Add everything to the bowl of a food processor fitted with an 's' blade or a high speed blender.
Process/blend until well mixed and seeds start to pulverize, but retain most of their shape.
Serve at warm or at room temperature.
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