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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: None

Yield: 1 sandwich

Instead of peanut butter and jelly, Israelis grow up eating tahini drizzled with silan (date molasses). The slight bitterness and smooth umami sesame flavor pairs well with the sweet and deep date flavor. Try it on a cinnamon raisin bagel to contrast the savory tahini. You can find silan at Middle Eastern food stores and online. In a pinch, feel free to substitute maple syrup.


  • 1 cinnamon raisin bagel
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1½ teaspoons silan (date molasses)


  • Cut the bagel in half, then spread each half with a generous amount of the tahini. Drizzle silan to taste.

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