19 Ways To Use Tahini Beyond Classic Recipes

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19 Ways to Use Tahini
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Is there anything that tahini can't do?

Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is a staple in many cuisines, especially in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. All we need is more than a hummus recipe to start discovering the tahini world fully. Here are 19 unique recipes for you!

If the recipe isn't vegan or contains sugar, it is stated.

Also, it's important to grab the best tahini you can. The characteristic of your tahini may affect your experience — just saying in advance.

1.Maple Tahini Swirl Banana Bread

Nicely baked banana bread in a cake mold

This recipe redefines banana bread. The harmony of the ingredients is incredible, and the texture is so rich. Once, I did the recipe using vegan ingredients, and I loved that version as well. This contains sugar.

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2.Mushroom Manti With Tahini Yogurt and Tomato Chilli Sauce

Vegan mushroom manti with tahini yogurt and tomato chile sauce served in a plate

Sometimes I want to write poems for food, and I can definitely do it for this unforgettable recipe. Highly recommended.

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3.Lentil Stuffed Eggplant Boats With Tahini Sauce

Half eggplants served with lentils, tahini and pomegranate

I really like the combination of eggplant and tahini, but adding lentils to them enriches the taste, like in this recipe.

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4.Ramen With Miso Tahini Broth

Noodle soup with corn, miso tahini broth, and greens in a bowl

If you're in the mood for ramen but not dairy or meat, I recommend trying this recipe. Tahini adds more flavor to your ramen, even if you prefer to use a store-bought broth.

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5.Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Miso Tahini Butter

A shot of stuffed sweet potatoes

When sweet potato, miso, and tahini come together, they take things to another level, like in this recipe. There are both vegan and nonvegan options.

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6.Fig and Tahini Smoothie

A cup of smoothie made from fig and tahini

Tahini goes well with fruits and I am glad that I came across this amazing recipe. It is refined sugar–free!

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7.Tahini Brown Rice Crispy Treats

A shot of rice treats

This recipe definitely brings an innovative perspective to the classic rice treats. It is easy to make, rich in flavor, refined sugar–free and gluten-free. Vegan and nonvegan versions are available.

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8.Flourless Brownies

A piece of flourless brownie in an oven bowl

Brownies are wonderful, in that they don’t need flour for structure and they can be made gluten-free. Tahini helps to achieve the right texture, as in this recipe.

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9.Superfood Tahini Cardamom Hot Chocolate

Two cups of hot chocolate, which contain tahini and cardamom

For those who dream about hot chocolate that is rich and creamy, I would highly recommend this recipe. Plus, it is loaded with filling ingredients! It's your choice to make it vegan or nonvegan.

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10.Pumpkin Dessert With Tahini

Tahini and pistachios on top of sliced pumpkins

Forget about all other pumpkin recipes and try this one! I grew up eating this pumpkin dessert in Turkey. It is extremely important to use a pumpkin rich in flavor to get the best result. Sugar makes the pumpkin juicier, but it is totally fine if you make it sugar-free. Using a simple but effective technique to cook the pumpkin and adding tahini on top of that definitely changes the whole experience.

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11.Lentil Potato Salad With Tahini Dressing

Mix of lentil, potato, tahini dressing, pickles, fresh peas, parsley, apples, and green onion

If you want to add a refreshing effect to your tahini dressing, here is a recipe for you. I love how all the ingredients come together.

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12.Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients for tahini chocolate chip cookies

This recipe is easy to make and turns out gluten-free cookies with crisp edges and soft middles.

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13.Fish and Kale in Tahini Sauce With Crispy Shallots

A pot of sauced salmon

Tahini goes great with fish, if you know how to use it, and this recipe proves that. Obviously, it isn't vegan.

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14.Tahini Carrot Soup

Carrot soup with toppings of choice

Here is a tasty carrot soup recipe for you. The natural sweetness of the carrots pairs perfectly with creamy tahini.

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15.Tahini Chocolate Date Balls

Ingredients for tahini chocolate date balls

These date balls taste really rich and decadent! More than that, they're easy to make and no baking is required.

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16.Chocolate Tahini Cinnamon Rolls

A shot of cinnamon rolls

I always look for a way to use tahini and cocoa together. This recipe doesn't disappoint.

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17.Tahini Stracciatella Pops

A shot of stacked ice pops

Tahini gives these ice pops a deep, nutty flavor, which is hard to resist. The recipe isn't vegan.

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18.Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas With Herby Tahini

Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on a plate

This recipe adds a new perspective to the frequently encountered roasted cauliflower recipe.

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19.Tahini Pies

A shot of baked tahini pies and a cup of honey

Tahini pies are so tasty, and one of the baked goods that really capture the tahini flavor. This recipe is a traditional Cyprus one. It is also commonly made in Turkey without molasses and mastic powder. Not vegan, and contains sugar. All versions are highly recommended.

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