Rich in nutritious oil, sesame seeds add nutty, delicate flavor to breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Used abundantly in Asian and Mediterranean cooking, sesame seeds contain important healthy fat, fiber and minerals including calcium and magnesium. Sesame seeds are the main ingredient in tahini and halvah, a deliciously-sweet Middle Eastern treat. Lightly toasting really brings out the flavor!
- Add to cookies, muffins, cakes, homemade breads and quick breads.
- Garnish fruit salads, vegetable salads and main dishes.
- Add to salad dressing, marinades, and stir-fry sauces.
Sesame Seed Oatmeal CookiesMakes 2 Dozen Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together ½ cup softened coconut ghee, ½ cup dark brown sugar or grated jaggery, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Separately, mix 1 cup whole wheat or unbleached white flour, ¾ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 cup sesame seeds and 1¼ cups quick-cooking rolled oats. Add to ghee and sugar mixture, stirring until completely combined. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.