8 Ways to Use Tahini
Tahini is a sesame paste with a consistency similar to that of peanut butter. It is often used as an ingredient in hummus, tahina and baba ghanoush, and sadly not much else. Tahini is delicious and has a delicate roasted sesame flavour without the sweetness that is common with most nut and seed butters. We love it and we want to show you that there are some fantastic ways to use it at home.
Spread Tahini on Toast
When spread on whole wheat bread with a little honey or some agave syrup, tahini can form part of a healthy, balanced breakfast.
Use it As Salad Dressing
Give your olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing a break and try a tahini-based salad dressing instead. For a tasty salad dressing, mix ½ cup tahini and ½ cup olive oil with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of grated ginger. Blitz together in a blender, drizzle over your greens and enjoy.
Use it as a Dip for Raw Veggies
Next time you are looking for a dip to go with your raw veggies as a simple snack, try tahini instead of hummus or cream cheese. You can also add lemon juice, salt and a dash of pepper or your favourite hot sauce for extra flavor.
Add Tahini to your Pitas
It goes really well in a pita, whether its beef, chicken, lamb or falafel. You can thin out your tahini and add an extra punch by adding a few tablespoons of hot water and lemon juice, and then drizzle it into your pita.
Use it on Burgers
Tahini is the perfect mild condiment to use on meats. You can use it as is or add some lemon juice and smoked paprika before spreading it on your burger. Add some cucumber and feta to complete the Mediterranean theme.
Use it to Thicken Soup
Tahini can be used as an alternative to a flour and butter-based roux when it comes to thickening soups.
At Anat we prepare a delicious tahina which we use in our famous shwarmas and wraps. We know you will love it. Visit an Anat store today and try it!