Crispy Red Skin Potatoes with Tahini Sauce

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Having a recipe that you can make quickly and get right everytime is a great skill to master.

Red skin potatoes are a great side dish for so many dishes and these are great alone; as a treat.

I have made these for appetizers and as a snack to go with cocktails.

These are like a dressed-up version of potato skins minus the huge calorie count!

They take about 30 minutes from washing the potatoes to serving them. So you can whip them up in a jiff if need be.

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Tahini Sauce

Tahini sauce is made from tahini – a sesame seed paste. Tahini sauce is thinner and used in pita sandwiches, marinades, and dips. Tahini sauce is very easy to make. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it will keep for about two weeks.

1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped (optional)
In a food processor or mortar and pestle, combine garlic and tahini. Add kosher salt.

Remove from food processor and add olive oil and lemon juice. If too thick, add a teaspoon of warm water until desired consistency.

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I washed and quatered about 12 medium sized organic red skin potatoes

Saute in about 1/4 cup of olive oil

I added about 10 shakes of red pepper flakes and 4-5 pinches of dried rosemary

I let this cook until the potatoes became browned

I then removed them from the frying pan and wrapped them in aluminum foil and placed them on a cookie sheet in a 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

Salt to taste

Top them off with the tahini sauce and serve.

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Cannellini and Toasted Pignoli Spread

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Healthy and full of protein, this bean spread is hearty and tasty.

Not only does it make a great snack on flax crackers or garlic toasted baguette, it works well as a sandwich spread or on a veggie pizza.

I like to keep this in the fridge for a quick, go-to protein pick me up which is high in nutrients but low in calories.

This even works well on celery for a savory nosh.

I recently had this served with toast and wine sautéed onions! It was fantastic!

The sweetness of caramelized onion soaked in red wine with this savory spread was a meal in itself.

I would also garnish with roasted red pepper for a bruschetta style presentation.



2 cans cannellini
¾ cup toasted pignoli
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1 bulb roasted garlic

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Combine toasted pignoli, roasted garlic, and 2 cans of cannellini in the food processor.

Add the olive oil and continue to puree.

Serve and garnish with olive oil and pignoli


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