This is one of the healthiest easy to make desserts that will kick your taste buds to another level. Halva was a one of the few sweets that was widely available back in the dark days of Communist Bulgaria. It was made in pieces similar to gold bullion bars and it had a few different flavours – white sesame, chocolate and with nuts. I stopped eating halva because I discovered that it was loaded with sugar, lemon acid and many unnecessary chemical ingredients.
A friend introduced me to her homemade halva, which she made in less than 10 minutes and now I do my own as well. She only used white tahini and honey but I’ve tried a combination of white and black sesame tahini, almond, walnut and even pistachio tahini; you are really spoiled for choice.
This halva is packed with chia and apricot seeds (they are bitter and are in perfect contrast with the honey), crushed walnuts, almonds, goji berries and tiny amount of lemon zest. A few spoons in the morning can be your super nutritional breakfast. Left in the fridge, it can last up for two weeks and more, but if you are like me, it will be gone in a few days 😉
- 15 spoons sesame tahini (I used white and black)
- 5 to 6 spoons fine quality Manov honey (produced in Bulgaria) or any other fine quality honey
- Chia seeds
- Apricot seeds
- Goji berries
- Lemon zest
- In a bowl mix the tahini and honey until you get a firm mixture.
- In high speed blender chop almonds, walnuts and apricot seeds. Add to the bowl along with chia seeds and lemon zest and stir well.
- Transfer the mixture into a glass jar and leave in the fridge for a few hours.