Few things are better than tahini. Once difficult to track down in most grocery stories, the sesame seed paste is best known as the base for hummus and baba ganoush. But why should it just be restricted to those? It’s smooth, creamy and has a distinct flavor that adds a nuttiness to both savory and sweet dishes. This collection of unique summer recipes is your go-to for having tahini with any meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert!
ICYMI, breakfast cookies are in. Healthy, delicious and fun, this version puts your summer zucchinis to work. Stash these breakfast treats in the fridge or freezer for an on-the-go bite.
Dates are probably the most underrated smoothie ingredient. Pair with a banana and the nuttiness of tahini and you’ve got yourself a slam dunk in a glass.
This fresh pasta salad has a wonderful umami flavor from the tahini and miso dressing. Just toss and go—picnic, beach, Shabbat lunch on the deck, you name it.
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Real talk: Grilled is the best way to eat asparagus. Why not give it a little extra flavor when you want something new?
These fresh bites are as delicious as they are pretty.
Grilled cabbage gets all caramelized like your favorite roasted veggies! Douse it in this lemony tahini sauce and top with dill and sesame seeds for a perfect appetizer.
Sweet, spicy and creamy, this tahini barbecue sauce is the ideal accompaniment to sweet potato fries. Enjoy it any time of day, even topped with runny eggs for breakfast.
This chicken is marinated in a cardamom-yogurt sauce before grilling, then served with a tahini garlic sauce. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Ever been in the mood for something chocolatey that’s also healthy and light? Us too. This is the ultimate solution for summer.
As if fresh, juicy peaches on a bed of sweetened tahini and baked on a puff pastry weren’t enough, this summer tart is finished with peach syrup, honey yogurt and a little nutmeg and hand-torn basil.
These healthy popsicles masquerade as dessert with a cloak of dark chocolate and toasted sesame seeds.
This brown butter, tahini chocolate chip cookie dough with all the s’mores fixings will have you coming back for s’more.
Want to try making your own tahini? It’s easier than you think! (Make sure you toast the sesame seeds first for a richer flavor.)