July 21, 2015

Sesame-Hummus Noodles (Gluten-Free)

To be completely honest, I don't like tahini. We originally bought a jar a few months ago...oh no, was it last summer?!....because I wanted to wean myself off of peanut butter. Well that didn't happen, and I had a jar of tahini on hand that didn't taste great. On its own, tahini is very bitter and thick (gives you worse cotton mouth than some brands of peanut butter...ahem trader joe's :P ), so it's better to incorporate it into a recipe rather than make it the star ingredient. 

In my tahini-honey ice cream sandwich cookies, the honey covered up the tahini well, and since they were in cookie form with some banana ice cream, they tasted great. While the tahini flavor is slightly stronger in this dish, it's not as overwhelming, and it was good enough for me to make it again today for lunch:

Recipe: Sesame-Hummus Noodles
By: Hannah Claudia

gluten free noodles (I used a pack of oat flour noodles that my mom got from an Asian store --- 161 calories for a large portion)
1/2 cup of chopped broccoli

1 heaping tablespoon of hummus
1 tablespoon of tahini
a few tablespoons of orange juice

to garnish:
toasted sesame seeds
chopped green onion/scallions


1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the noodles. When they are about 4-5 minutes from being done, add the broccoli.
2. Mix the hummus and tahini (microwave if needed, this might help to loosen the mixture) and add enough orange juice to achieve your desired consistency.
3. Drain the noodles and broccoli; shock with cold water to prevent the noodles from clumping together
4. Toss the noodles and broccoli in a few tablespoons of the dressing
5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and scallions

xoxo, han

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