30-Second Halva Dessert

Halva is a sweet made from sesame seeds and eaten in the Middle East, India, the Balkans, and elsewhere. The recipe varies a little, from place to place. The kind I know has a very particular crumbly, slightly chewy-sticky texture that is created during the process of cooking then cooling the ingredients.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to simplify recipes, so it was very cool to learn that a friend found a way to get the homemade halva taste without the work.
Why is this halva a great choice for dessert?
The recipe has only two ingredients – honey and tahini sauce (or tehina, as it’s called here, in Israel). We don’t need a lot of sugar in our diets, but when you do want something sweet, raw honey is an excellent option. (Find out why). Tehina is an excellent addition to your diet. It’s a treatment for joint pain and is full of minerals, including calcium. Check out my guest post in Green Prophet to learn more. 
Ok. So what is the recipe, you ask.
Preparation time: 1 minute  (I was totally exaggerating about the 30 seconds)
Start to finish: 1 minute
3 tbsp. tehina paste (from hulled sesame seeds, not whole)
1 tbsp. raw honey, or to taste.
1. Mix.

 2. Eat.


Maggie Mahboubian said...

It's funny that we both posted about simple honey and tahini halvah recipes on Fight Back Fridays! I mistakenly entered my Blog title instead of my Post title "Real Simple Food. It's Good For Your Face". If you're interested, here's the link:
I'm enjoying your blog. We were in Tel Aviv over the summer; my daughter went to K'far ha Yarok. Maybe next time we can get together and you can show me Real Food in Israel!

Amy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this at Shine On Fridays! Hope to see you again next week!

Dora Romero said...
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Micaela Boland said...

I will definitely make this dessert and try a little experience on stuffing it in a gluten free desserts crepe. Wish me luck!

corporate catering said...

I would love to try this dessert. Halva sounds delicious. I am pretty sure that if I'm going to include this in my party this weekend, people will definitely love this.

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