I’m always trying to think of new things to snack on. 4:30pm rolls around and I know that if I don’t eat something soon it’s going to get a little hangry here. I bought a decent loaf of multigrain bread the other day and wanted to use it while it was fresh (apparently it’s a luxury in Calcutta but really it shouldn’t be – everything I see is definitely has weird additives or is made of mostly white flour). I came up with this walnut, date and tahini toast that makes for a healthy, balanced vegan snack that’s neither too sweet nor too salted. While they aren’t a likely combination, I love all three of these things and they actually complement each other. The different textures and shades come together for a toast that makes snack time look and feel good.
From a nutritional perspective, it couldn’t get better than this plant-based walnut, date and tahini toast. Tahini (made from ground sesame seeds) is a super source of calcium, nutrients like magnesium and protein (see more here). Dates are naturally sweet, chewy and an excellent source of iron. And of course walnuts are “brain food” – packed with omega-3s, Vitamin B-6, magnesium, protein and iron. The trio topped on a fiber-rich multigrain bread make healthy snacking at the office or home easy! You’re refreshed and ready to go on with your day in just a few minutes.
- 1 sliced of multigrain bread, toasted
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 date, chopped
- 3-4 walnuts, chopped
- Drizzle tahini on top of the toasted bread.
- Add chopped dates and walnuts.
P.S. – you get tahini at grocery store chains as well as other food stores like FabIndia’s food section. You can also try making it at home by grinding toasted sesame seeds in a blender/mixer.