Tahini is trendy, healthy and is a key ingredient in some delicious sauces. What is tahini and why is it so good for you. Continue reading to get all the details...

Ingredient Spotlight: Tahini


What Is Tahini?

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It's extremely versatile and is delicious as a base for creamy sauces and dressings and can be used in cooking and baking. It is super healthy - full of key vitamins and nutrients and is a staple I always have in my fridge. 

Why Should You Eat It?

Tahini is extremely high in calcium for strong bones. It is also rich in healthy fats, iron and protein for good, long lasting energy. It is also high in skin beautifying vitamin E.

How To Use It...

  • Make a salad dressing with tahini, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and fresh turmeric
  • Mix it with lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast and a little water for a creamy "bowl" sauce
  • Mix it into a stir-fry or sautéed veggies
  • Blend it with some garlic and chickpeas to make  homemade hummus
  • You can also use it in place of almond butter in energy bites or granola bars for a nut free option

Where Do You Buy It?

It is available at most grocery stores by the almond or peanut butter and definitely available at a health food grocery store.

How To Store It?

Once opened, I keep mine in the fridge. It often needs a stir - this is normal as the oil will separate. 

I would love to hear from you! How do you like to use tahini? Let me know in the comments below...


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