Chocolate Cherries Jubilee Parfait
Black tahini, chocolate, and cherries – what could be more perfect?
You know what black tahini is, right? Black sesame seed butter basically.
You are probably familiar with blond tahini made from blond sesame seeds. Well, let’s be adventurous, shall we?
Black tahini is higher in calcium and antioxidants than its blond counterpart. Of course it makes a great hummus, and some people actually make black salad dressings but sometimes the color is a bit…questionable?
But black in chocolate, that’s a win!!
This parfait is based on the classic not-so-healthy Cherries Jubilee, traditionally made with dairy ice cream and liquor and sometimes served flaming.
Haha, I have never served a flaming parfait, but maybe one day. Not today though. This parfait is..
–Deeply flavored in dark chocolate
–Sophisticated with hints of the haunting flavor of black sesame seeds.
So, let’s make it now, it’s a breakfast recipe and it’s getting late..You can make this parfait with store-bought black tahini or make your own. I have provided both options here. Enjoy!
Make the chocolate black tahini
- Melt 1/2 the chocolate bar in a measuring cup in a microwave for 45-60 seconds. Stir in 1/2 cup black tahini, either store-bought or home made, and stir until smooth.
Pour this mixture directly into your serving jar before it cools. I tip the jar to coat the sides with black tahini chocolate.
Build the parfait
- Swirl a few tbsp of cherry puree into your favorite yogurt.
- Top the chocolate-filled jars with the cherry-swirl yogurt, sprinkle with black sesame seeds and dark chocolate cacao nibs! Congrats for being adventurous!
Toast 2 cups raw black sesame seeds (I use this brand Black Sesame Seeds) at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Blend or process them along with 2 tbsp olive oil. Blend until creamy, 1-2 minutes or more depending on your machine. Add a pinch Himalayan salt. Keeps 2-3 weeks refrigerated.
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.