Sesame + Tahini + Beets = 😍😍😍
These sesame tahini beets are insanely delicious. I was at the market this week and could not help but to pick up these beautiful red and golden beets.
I love beets, but I always had a hard time figuring out a good way to eat them (besides just tossing them into a salad). But, this is my new go-to beet recipe for sure. They’re nutty from the sesame seed flavor, creamy from the tahini and sweet from the beets.
I just snacked on these all day, but they make a great side dish or you can toss them into a salad. So versatile and you only need a few simple ingredients.
- 2 beets (I used 1 red beet & 1 golden beet)
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil (for roasting)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil (for roasting)
- 1 tsp paprika
- Tahini drizzle: 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- Topping: 1 tbsp sesame seeds, small handful of cilantro leafs
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel and cut the beets into half moons. Toss in toasted sesame oil, vegetable oil and paprika. Arrange the beets on a baking sheet & bake for 20-30 minutes (or until they just start to get crispy)
- In a small bowl, make the tahini sauce by whisking together the tahini and toasted sesame oil. Drizzle this on top of the beets as soon as they come out of the oven. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro!