Tahini is the paste of ground-toasted sesame seeds with a savory nutty flavor and creamy texture. You probably know it best for its supporting role in hummus and is commonly used in Middle Eastern, Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa cuisines. But Tahini’s uses go far beyond the bean dip; it’s a delicious component to a variety of sweet and savory preparations and can be used anytime you reach for another kind of nut or seed butter (such as dressings, sauces, smoothies, etc.).
Ingredients: Ethiopian sesame seeds.
Contains: sesame seeds.
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Tahini is a staple in the Ottolenghi pantry, “There are very few things, in my book, that aren’t improved by a drizzle of creamy tahini sauce.” Try it in the Chile Fish with Tahini (p. 250), the Seaweed Spaghetti and Sesame Salad with Tahini Dressing (p. 183), and a simple Chopped Salad with Tahini and Za’atar (p. 36).
"[It's] a great way to get a nutty depth of flavor in dressing ... and dips." Use it in the Shaved Carrot + Avocado Salad with Tahini (p. 84) and the Eggplant dip (p. 122) and the Baba Ghanoush-Hummus Hybrid (p. 123).