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How to Use Tahini in Recipes (Other Than Hummus)

How to use tahini in recipes

Are you looking for some food inspiration? In this list, you will learn how to use tahini in recipes and you’ll also get 10 recipes with tahini. Give them a try!

In case you like tahini paste, let me tell you right from the start: hummus is just the beginning, my friends!

Because yes, we all know it: hummus is the most common recipe made with tahini. And it’s so easy and, of course, so delicious! But did you know there are other things that go very well with tahini and countless other recipes that include it?

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But first, let’s talk about tahini itself for a bit. What is tahini, after all? Easy: tahini is basically a paste made of sesame seeds. It’s sesame paste, but with a fancy name. Nothing more, nothing less.

Tahini is a famous Middle-Eastern sauce with a nutty flavor used in countless recipes. Tahini is great in sauces, it’s excellent for dips and it’s sometimes used for desserts too, all with great success!

TIP #1: The only thing you need to keep in mind when using it is that a little goes a long way. If you’re using too much tahini, the final taste might end up being a bit bitter. So make sure you’re always following the recipe or, if you’re creating something from scratch, start with one teaspoon or one tablespoon of tahini and then add more later according to your own taste.

TIP #2: Separated tahini? No worry, there’s an easy fix for this! You just need to add your separated tahini paste in a blender and mix for a couple of minutes.

Okay, enough with the technical stuff, let’s get back to our recipes. I’m pretty sure you may have a jar of tahini in your pantry waiting to be used for more than just your occasional bowl of hummus. There was a time when I wasn’t using tahini all that much either. Maybe three or four times per month, mostly for hummus.

But once I started experimenting with it, an entire world of flavors opened in front of my eyes and I got so many new ideas for exciting recipes! From nutty cookies to salad dressings and even Middle-Eastern-inspired vegan patties. Are you curious to find out more about what I’m talking about?

Then you are in the right place! I decided to offer you a big dose of inspiration with no less than 10 unique recipes with tahini that will show you exactly how to use this paste in your daily diet and start enjoying its amazing taste! 6 of these recipes are my own creations and the other 4 were created by some amazing food bloggers that I recommend you follow, especially if you’re following a vegan diet. You won’t regret it!

All 10 recipes below will surely inspire you to cook with tahini more. Trust me, once you discover its magic, you’ll start adding tahini in everything, even in chocolate-based desserts. You’ll see!

These being said, I’m sure you’re already eager to cook some yummy recipes now. All you need to do is to click on the titles or buttons in order to access each of the recipes on my list below.

Happy cooking!

How to use tahini in recipes (other than hummus)

Are you looking for some food inspiration? In this list, you will learn how to use tahini in recipes and you’ll also get 10 recipes with tahini. Give them a try!