Monday, March 5, 2012

Frozen Tahini-Banana Bites + Sunbutter-Tamari Salad Dressing

We have two recipes for you today! Both are painfully simple and use the painfully cheap tahini and sunflower seed butter. We have been loving bananas + tahini ever since seeing it on Pure2Raw. It's such a good flavour combo. You wouldn't think by the sounds of it, but you just gotta try it! 

Bananas and tahini with cinnamon, coconut and quinoa puffs

Knowing the flavours work so well together I made a frozen treat using only a few simple ingredients. And it came together so quickly, making more time for munching!

What you need:

1 banana, frozen and cut into slices
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp coconut oil
4 drops of vanilla stevia (optional)
Sesame seeds (optional) 

Gently heat up the tahini and coconut oil ( just until the coconut oil melts, make sure the mixture stays room temperature). Dip slice of banana in the tahini/coconut oil and flip over to coat evenly. Scoop out with a fork and place on a piece of parchment. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Repeat with the rest of the banana slices. Store in the freezer or the fridge (if you have sensitive teeth lol) until the outside shell is firm. 

Now for the second recipe. It's the easiest asian-inspired salad dressing ever! I don't usually make oil-vinegar dressings just because I prefer creamier dressings. I've always used tahini to make creamy dressings, but never thought to try sunbutter! And it worked so well! All you need is:

2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
2 tsp tamari
5 tbsp water

Mix together until totally smooth. Drizzle over salad!

Arugula, grated carrot, avocado, sauerkraut, lightly steamed broccoli, cucumber, dulse flakes, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, Sunbutter-Tamari Dressing

No salad is complete without avos


This is definitely a restaurant worthy salad. Mmmmm!

Here's some other dressings/sauces made with tahini that we love:

Juice Report: 

Cucumber, Celery and Kale = Surprisingly delicious

Carrot + Celery + Grapefruit = Surprisingly Yucky


  1. Tahini is definitely amazing!! I love it drizzled on wellc-cooked kabocha and sweet potatoes!!

  2. Tahini+banana really IS magic! I have a banana-tahini cake recipe that I'm working on for my next zine. Those frozen banana bites look absolutely scrumptious!

  3. I have such a sunbutter obsession, I can't believe I've never tried it on bananas OR salad!

  4. Must try those banana bites! Yummy!

  5. YUM! I'm totally pinning this onto Pinterest. Your photos are gorgeous -- almost as delicious as your recipes. Thanks for the continued great creations. (LOL on the smoothie "miss." : )

    1. Thanks for the kind words! Now we feel all fuzzy inside :)

  6. I love this idea. Tahini is one of my favorite things ever, and I love that you paired it with bananas. I will definitely be making this once I get some coconut oil. :) I've been loving a lot of your recipes lately, girls!

  7. i love tahini and sunbutter! banana tahini bites sound delicious!!! i love mixing peanut butter with tamari to make a sauce for vietnamese spring rolls, so i'm sure it would be fabulous with sunbutter!! i've refrained from getting tahini lately, b/c i have no self control. i end up eating the entire jar within 3 days. NOT good. hahaha.

    and whoohoo for juices! i'm gonna try your cukes, celery, kale!

    1. ah! I'm the same way. Once the jar is done I force myself to wait another week before I buy another one!

  8. Hi ladies,
    I'd love to include the bites recipe on the SunButter online recipe box. Full credit to you and links to your blog of course. What say ye? Thanks for considering it.

    1. sure! the bites are made w/ tahini though...does that matter?

    2. Oh good griet. I meant the dressing recipe (you busted me ... I made the bites yesterday so they were on my taste buds, er, MIND).

  9. oh my goodness, i am smitten with your edible creations and will have to try some. I found you through Mountain Rose Herbs Newsletter. thank you for the wonderful recipes.