Definition: What is tahini? Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. Look for tahini in a glass jar or a can, and sometimes in a powdered, dehydrated form in health food stores, or in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store. You can also find fresh tahini in the refrigerator section next to the hummus in larger well-stocked grocery stores.
You can also make your own tahini using sesame seeds and oil.
Wondering what to make with tahini? Here are some easy recipes using tahini:
- Easy Garlic Hummus
- Tahini "Goddess" Dressing
- Cold Chinese Sesame Noodles
- Cereal Breakfast Bars
- Spicy Herbed Hummus
- Easy Baba Ganoush
- Chickpea Baba Ganoush
- Broccoli with Tahini
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