Tahini, also known as ground sesame seeds paste, is a staple ingredient in the Middle Eastern kitchen. Rich, nutty with virtually endless uses. From tahini dressing, lemon tahini sauce to marinated chicken and desserts, it gives a flavor boost to many recipes.
Let's see what you can make with a jar of tahini. But first let me tell you that I've tried many recipes for tahini and this easy recipe to make your own tahini is what satisfied my Middle Eastern taste buds the most. This is a great recipe for sesame seed butter with no bitter flavor.
The most popular way to use tahini is to make hummus with tahini. Creamy, velvety and lemony chickpea dip that has spread all over the world.
Mutabal or Mutabbal is another Middle Eastern eggplant dip that you will find very interesting.
Tahini paste lemon juice, garlic cloves are combined with other ingredients in your food processor to make this delicious recipe for tahini sauce.I always have it in my fridge at any given day. We use it extensively with any meal of the day. With falafel pitas , ful, kofta, grilled chicken, fish, and the list goes on and on.
Beef shawarma wraps with homemade shawarma seasoning show up on our menu twice a month.
Fall apart tahini chicken makes a great slow cooker meal, it is perfect for back to school dinners.
Eggplant salad with a delicious yogurt and tahini smooth sauce. This sauce can also be used as one of your forever salad dressings.
Easy tahini halva is still my favorite tahini sweet dishes. I've even made a low carb version that I lean on when on a diet.