Tahini, also known as sesame seed 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 recipe for homemade tahini is what satisfied my Middle Eastern taste buds the most.
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.
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 dressing. This is a winner eggplant side dish.
Tahini Halva is still my favorite tahini treat. I've even made a low carb version that I lean on when on a diet.