Tahini is all the rage. Here are 7 ways to use it.

Tahini seems to be everywhere. The condiment – a peanut butter-like paste made from roasted and then ground sesame seeds – is perhaps best known in the West as an ingredient in hummus and as the base for a sauce of the same age. The name is often drizzled on falafel sandwiches. It is widely used in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine for both savory and sweet dishes. Recently, the nutritious earthen mash is bringing its deep nutty flavor to Western savory dishes and baked goods as well. It’s especially handy to use as a vegan substitute for both whipped cream and egg-based mayonnaise. These recipes offer different ways to use tahini.

Incorporating tahini into scones was a game changer for me. Bold and chewy Tahini Shortbread Cookies is addictive. Just just enough sweetness – think mellow halva – the sesame flavor wafts through the soft, crunchy shortbread so you won’t be able to eat even one. They are very popular so I always do a double batch.

Blended into the dough, tahini helps balance the sweetness of the chocolate in Gluten Free Buckwheat Brownies with Tahini Whipped Cream. Almost like mousse, whipped cream adds a rich, creamy layer to greasy macaroons (though they’d be pretty nice without it, too). This is one of those gluten-free dishes that even a fan of sticky rice products won’t refuse.

Turmeric gives a bright yellow color to the clear tahini sauce Tofu Bowl With Avocado, Cabbage And Turmeric Tahini, making for a flavorful sauce that complements the citrus cabbage and creamy butter. Good as a side dish or a vegetarian main dish, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Spicy Sauce makes a beautiful presentation and the lemon tahini sauce is packed with flavors that complement the smoky cauliflower.

Tahini-Herb Pasta Salad Swap tahini for heavy cream. Entirely plant-based and filled with fresh herbs, this is a flavorful and easy dish that will please meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

Bonus: If you’re picnicking on a sunny day, your pasta salad is less likely to spoil than mayonnaise or cream sauce.

One Green Tahini Sauce is a colorful change from the beige-ish aioli that inspired this vegan condiment to the egg yolk condiment. Served as a dipping sauce with crackers or grilled vegetables, it is a great appetizer or main course.

Of course, we must pay homage to the classic use of tahini in hummus. It enhances the flavor and richness of the well-loved pureed chickpeas. Usually served with pita bread as an appetizer, Hummus Tehina Also makes a great sandwich spread and comes with grilled meat and vegetables.

Simple spiced tofu adds weight to this easy bowl of cereal with butter, turmeric-infused tahini, and crunchy chilies.

Time30 minutes

yieldsServer 4

Soft and chewy, with a rich, rich flavor and just the right amount of sweetness, these tahini shortbread cookies are one of five favorites from the Los Angeles newspaper’s seventh Cookie Bake-Off Festival. Times.

Time40 minutes

yieldsMakes about 3 dozen cookies

What makes this hummus is that it is rich in tehina.

Time2 hours 15 minutes

yieldsBrew 3 generous cups of hummus

For best flavor, lightly toast the outside of the whole cauliflower, then dip it in a lemon-tahini sauce.

Time1 hour 30 minutes, mostly unattended

yieldsServe from 2 to 4

Tahini forms the base for a green bean pasta filled with fresh herbs.

Time30 minutes

yieldsServer 4

The bitterness from the tahini, cocoa nibs and buckwheat flour balances out the sweetness of the macaroons so they’re eaten like a chewy high-quality chocolate bar.

Time45 mins

yieldsMake 12 to 16 macaroons

This pale green garlic and herb tahini brings a Middle Eastern twist to this wonderful vegetarian dish for egg yolk-based aioli.

Time15 minutes

yieldsBrew a generous cup

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Russell Falcon

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