While apple slices and peanut butter are usually my go-to afternoon snack, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up. Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds that is typically used to give hummus its creamy consistency. However, when you sweeten it up with a bit of honey and orange juice, and drizzle it over an array of fresh fruit, this typically savory ingredient can make for a deliciously sweet snack or even dessert. With high levels of calcium, phosphorus, and B vitamins, you won’t feel guilty when your sauce to fruit ratio gets a little high.


Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10-15 minutes

Servings: 2

For the Fruit Salad (feel free to use any fruit you would like)
1 apple sliced in 1/2 inch pieces
1 kiwi sliced in (1 cm) coins
1 orange sliced into segments
Seeds from 1/2 of a pomegranate (cut into segments and loosen seeds in a bowl of water — seeds will sink and white pith will float)

For the Tahini Sauce
1/2 cup tahini
1-2 tablespoon honey
Juice from 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4-5 tablesoons water (or as much as necessary for desired consistency)

1. Combine prepared fruit into two bowls, coating apples with residual orange juice to prevent browning.

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2. Combine first four ingredients of tahini sauce and stir vigorously. Add water and continue stirring until it forms a drizzling consistency.

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3.  Drizzle sauce over fruit and enjoy!

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