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Sesame Seasoning

Makes 1/2 cup

Sesame Seasoning is delicious with steamed vegetables, cooked grains, and legumes. Unhulled sesame seeds are light brown in color and are sold in natural food stores and some supermarkets.

1/2 cup unhulled sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until seeds begin to pop and brown slightly, about 5 minutes.

Transfer to a blender, add salt and nutritional yeast and grind into a fine powder.

Transfer to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator.

Per tablespoon

  • Calories: 60
  • Fat: 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Calories from Fat: 68.6%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.3 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Calcium: 90 mg
  • Iron: 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C: 0 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 0 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.