Black and White Halvah

  • Servings : 6-8

This version of Halvah is made with a wonderful, raw black tahini that has a natural smokey flavor, available online from Living Tree Community. Halvah is easy to make (only four ingredients), melts in your mouth, and is high in calcium. Best of all, it is delicious!


  • 1/4 cup pure, raw coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pitted soft dates
  • 1/4 cup raw tahini
  • 1/4 cup raw black tahini (or substitute regular raw tahini for blond halva)


Step 1

Put measured coconut oil in a sealed glass jar and place it in warm water to liquefy. Put liquid oil in the blender with dates, and process until smooth.

Step 2

Divide the date paste in half and blend half with the regular tahini. Add the black tahini to the other half and blend it well.

Step 3

Put both Halvahs in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm up. Remove after a few minutes, and kneed the two together to create a swirled effect or form the design of your choice.

Step 4

Refrigerate Halva until firm. Cut into small pieces.

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Reprinted with permission from Zel Allen of Vegetarians in Paradise.
Photograph © Vegetarians in Paradise.

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