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Why you should be cooking with tahini and 10 recipes to get you started

This king of condiments is a pantry staple that everyone should have in their home. Here's why...

15 Jan 2019
bowl of tahini

Tahini is basically like any nut butter you might be familiar with - except it's made from toasted and ground hulled sesame seeds. MindBodyGreen says, "It’s one of the best sources of calcium out there". Which is great news for vegan folks. 

Tahini is one of the primary ingredients in Middle Eastern cuisine (and hummus!) which means it's nothing ground-breaking or new, but thanks to food influencers and cookbook authors like Yotam Ottolenghi, it's steadily made its way into mainstream cooking. 

Why we love it? You can use it in sweet and savoury cooking. It's got a delicious creamy nuttiness and adds real depth and richness to your food. 

Ready to start using it? Pin these recipes and get cracking! 

1. Sweet potato bites with tahini dip

2. Crumbed kale balls with green tahini sauce

kale balls with tahini sauce

3. Falafel with freekeh tabbouleh salad and a yoghurt tahini sauce

4. Roast vegetables with tahini-yoghurt drizzle

roast vegetables with tahini dressing

5. Tahini and lamb spaghetti

6. Cashew and tahini bliss balls

tahini bliss balls recipe

7. Apple doughnuts with tahini nut crumble

8. Tahini and choc chip banana bread

tahini choc chip banana bread

9. Broccoli salad with roasted peppers and tahini dressing

10. Apple galettes with spelt crusts and tahini butterscotch sauce

apple galettes with tahini sauce


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