Tahini is a staple in Middle Eastern dishes like falafel and shawarma. The savory condiment is made from toasted ground hulled sesame, which gives it a nutty flavor. It’s used as a dip and dressing and is a frequent ingredient in hummus and baba ghanoush. But tahini can be used in a lot more dishes than you might expect. Here are 5 unexpected dishes that use tahini.
Tahini chocolate truffles (paleo, vegan)
This simple dessert can be made with just 2 ingredients: chocolate and tahini. If you want this recipe to be vegan, make sure to use dark chocolate. The filmer melts the chocolate and then adds a healthy portion of tahini to the mixture before refrigerating it and adding some optional toppings like walnuts and pistachios. How sweet it is to have a 2-ingredient dessert recipe!
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Banana tahini smoothie
This healthy, filling smoothie makes for a great breakfast or even an afternoon treat. Blend up a banana with some yogurt, tahini, ice and milk. The result is a sweet, creamy drink that is sure to go down easy.
Tahini chocolate chip cookies (gluten-free, paleo)
Who would have thought this savory condiment could show up in so many sweet snacks? The tahini in these cookies gives them a rich, nutty taste that pairs deliciously with the chocolate chips.
Creamy tahini potatoes
This recipe is a great way to upgrade your classic dinner potatoes. The filmer cooks baked potatoes in a creamy, lemony tahini sauce. This mouthwatering recipe is apparently so delicious that the filmer warns, “Caution: these will change [your] life.”
Tahini can easily replace peanut butter in peanut butter brownies. This home chef adds a healthy drizzle of the sesame sauce to the top of their brownie batter before baking it in the oven. These brownies look good, but they probably taste even better.
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