Breakfast, Dinner & Dessert: Tahini-Based Recipes To Delight Your Palate

Tahini has been cherished for centuries in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. The rich creamy paste made from sesame paste, hot water, a touch of vinegar, lemon juice, and a pinch of cumin is a culinary gem that not only adds a delightful nutty flavor but boasts a plethora of health benefits. From savory dishes to indulgent desserts, tahini takes center stage, elevating recipes to new heights and leaving a lasting impression on your taste buds. Ranging from breakfast to dessert, here are just a few of the versatile ways you can work tahini into your meals.

Avo-Tahini Toast

If you’re tired of avocado toast try Avo-Tahini Toast, this topping will change your mind. Before drizzling, make sure to stir the tahini well. These snacks are not only filling but also packed with protein to keep you satiated for longer. In a bowl, combine juice, salt, and avocado, and mash with a fork. Spread the avocado mixture evenly on toast, then top with tomatoes, olives, and egg. Finish by drizzling with tahini.

Orange +Cocoanut Muesli

Emma’s Tahini, Orange + Cocoanut Muesli is easy to make. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine quinoa flakes, coconut, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds using your hands. In a small pan, slowly bring coconut oil, honey or syrup, tahini, vanilla, orange zest, and sea salt to a boil, stirring constantly until melted and combined. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a large deep baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until it becomes toasty and golden brown.

Tahini Carrot Soup With Pistachios

This delicious Tahini Carrot Soup with Pistachios is incredibly creamy, smooth, and doesn’t contain any milk. The secret to its creamy texture without milk or cream is tahini. Furthermore, the earthy flavor of tahini balances the sweetness of carrots and gives them a savory taste. This recipe is super easy. After pouring the soup into four bowls, drizzle two teaspoons of tahini sauce over each serving and garnish with chopped pistachios and oregano leaves. Serve and enjoy!

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Miso-Tahini Squash Soup With Brown Rice

A combination of savory miso and nutty tahini adds a creamy richness to this satisfying vegetarian soup. A generous amount of ginger and garlic, along with a few drops of hot chili oil, provides a kick of heat, making it the perfect remedy for a chilly day. To make the final drizzle topping for the Miso-Tahini Squash Soup with Brown Rice, whisk miso, tahini, sesame oil, and one teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup of hot water and whisk until the mixture becomes very smooth. Once the vegetables are cooked through, remove the pot from heat and gently stir in the tahini mixture (overheating tahini will cause it to separate). Season to taste, then immediately divide the soup among bowls with brown rice. Top with scallions, sesame seeds, nori, and chili oil.

Tahini Burger With Pickled Cabbage

These Tahini Burgers with Pickled Cabbage are packed with flavor and plant protein, making them perfect for grilling season. The tahini sauce combines Greek yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, resulting in a creamy and tangy flavor. Combine these ingredients, then add up to two teaspoons of water until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. Drizzle the desired amount of sauce on your burger.

Sesame-Ginger-Chickpea-Stuffed Sweet Potato

Toasted Sesame-Ginger- Chickpea-Stuffed Sweet Potato with Ginger Tahini is a simple and delicious meal that’s perfect for a meatless option. In a medium bowl, combine tahini, fresh ginger, garlic, and vinegar. Stir in water gradually until the mixture becomes smooth. Place a sweet potato on a plate and stuff it with the toasted chickpeas. Finally, drizzle the top with ginger tahini, Sriracha, parsley, white and black sesame seeds.

Carrot Pasta With Creamy Zesty Sauce

Have you ever tried spiralized Carrot Pasta with a Creamy Zesty Sauce ? it’s incredibly easy to make! A spiralizer is a useful kitchen tool that helps you incorporate more veggies into your meals. Whether you’re looking for a light meal or a quick snack, this delicious pasta dish made with crunchy carrots and topped with a creamy garlic sauce is a fantastic meatless option. The combination of ginger, garlic, tamari, lime juice, honey, and the creaminess of tahini is delicious and creates an amazing pasta sauce for the carrot pasta.

Purple Sweet-Potato Gnocchi With Tahini Parsley Sauce 

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make Purple Sweet-Potato Gnocchi with Tahina Parsley Sauce . With the beautiful purple color of sweet potatoes and the creamy taste of tahini, this gluten-free and vegan recipe will impress you. After making the sweet potato gnocchi and boiling them, simply drizzle them with tahini and garnish with a bit of parsley.

Chocolate, Pistachio & Tahini Truffles

These bite-sized Chocolate, Pistachio and Tahina Truffles are the perfect party treat and can be prepared ahead of time. They pair wonderfully with a cup of tea and use tahini instead of the traditional heavy cream for a nuttier flavor. Mash dates, coconut oil, tahini, coffee, syrup, cacao, and salt together until a sticky paste forms. Gradually add almond meal and rolled oats while combining until the dough becomes firm enough to roll into balls. Sprinkle crushed pistachios on top.

Chocolate-Tahini Banana Bread

For those of you who haven’t experienced the joys of tahini yet, you can think of this as a chocolate peanut butter banana bread, but with tahini instead. To Make Chocolate – Tahini  Banana Bread Start by peeling the bananas and mashing them by hand or using an electric mixer. Beat in the tahini, followed by the oil, egg, sugars, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk or fork together the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, and salt. Slowly beat the dry mixture into the batter. Add the batter to a prepared tin, smoothing the top, and sprinkle sesame seeds over it. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the bread rises and becomes firm to the touch. Allow it to cool before enjoying.

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Tahini Swirl Brownies

Tahini Swirl Brownies are a simple yet delicious dessert. Start with a basic brownie batter, then top it with a swirl of sweetened tahini for a delightful nutty flavor and richness.

Tahini is a truly remarkable ingredient that has the power to transform ordinary recipes into extraordinary culinary delights. Its unique nutty flavor, velvety texture, and impressive health benefits make it a standout addition to any dish. Whether you’re a fan of savory or sweet flavors, tahini offers a world of possibilities.

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