Tahini is sesame seeds butter. It’s the main ingredient used in hummus, so if like me, you are a hummus lover, you’ve probably eaten quite some in your lifetime.
Tahini is a staple in North Africa and Middle East diets where it’s often used to make delicious dips such as baba ganoush and of course hummus.
Tahini is a great source of micronutrients providing zinc, iron, magnesium and much more. It’s healthy fat content makes it a great anti inflammatory food if consumed in moderate consumption
Three ways you can eat Tahini besides Hummus
Tahini Cashew Cream
This is a great dip to have stored in your fridge. You can prepare it in advance and keep for 3days in your fridge. I like to use it as a dip for fruits, but also in my smoothies.
- Cashew Cream
- 1 tsp Cinnamon,
- 1 medjool date,
- drizzle of Vanilla
- a pinch of Salt
First start by making your cashew cream. You can either soak once cup of cashews overnight with water, or soak them in hot water for 1hour or so. After soaking done, blend the cashews and a cup of water for 4min or until you get a cream consistency.
Once the cream is ready, all the other ingredients and blend again. You can add 1more medjool date if you like your dip sweeter.
Turmeric Tahini dressing
I love this dressing, such a great mix of flavours that can upgrade your salad from meh to woow in no time.
- 1tbsp Tahini
- 1tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon juiced,
- ½ tsp Turmeric
Mix all the ingredients together and stir well before serving with your salad
Date and Tahini
Possibly my favourite way to eat tahini. Get a nice and moist medjool date, make a whole and add some tahini inside. It’s heavenly… and such an esay snack!