If tahini isn’t a staple in your cooking repertoire, the creamy, toasted sesame condiment is about to be. Traditionally used to add layers of flavor in hummus, tahini is versatile in both sweet and savory dishes. Found in most supermarkets, tahini is an inexpensive addition to your fridge and it can be put on, well, pretty much anything. Ta-da, 12 recipes with tahini to get you started.
12 Recipes with Tahini That Go Beyond Plain Old Hummus
2. Lemon-tahini Salad With Lentils, Beets And Carrots
Creamy tahini dressing adds a nuttiness to this hearty salad and coats each bite in deliciousness.
4. Salmon Bowl With Farro, Black Beans And Tahini Dressing
Homemade dressing is the best way to gussy up any grain bowl, and this turmeric tahini dressing doesn’t disappoint.
5. Sheet-pan Chicken Shawarma With Lemon-tahini Drizzle
In 25 minutes, you can whip up a cheater’s version of slow-roasted meat. Paleo-friendly and gluten-, dairy- and grain-free, this recipe is great for a dinner full of picky eaters too.
6. Pearl Couscous With Chickpeas, Eggplant And Peaches
Pearl couscous is basically baby pasta, and with creamy roasted eggplant and peaches, it’s an amazing base for a sweet-and-savory dish. Delicious warm, cold or at room temperature, keep some tahini dressing on the side to drizzle on top of each portion.
10. Sun-dried Tomato Chicken And Avocado Cobb Salad With Tahini Ranch
This salad is packed with so many good things, it’s kind of ridiculous that it’s still actually healthy. (The tahini ranch also works well as a dip, if you happen to make extra...)