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13 Ways to Use Up a Jar of Tahini

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If you’re only using tahini to make smooth, velvety hummus, then I hope it’s because you’re eating inordinate amounts of the dip morning, noon, and night. But nutty, creamy tahini is a kitchen superstar in many other cases—and should be treated as such. The versatile sesame paste effortlessly lends fattiness and a smooth texture to soups, sauces, and dips without an overpowering taste. And the toasted flavor of tahini in baked goods gives cakes and cookies and bread extra depth and oomph. So, if you’re ready to take a break from the hummus (or just want some tahini inspiration), here are 13 ways to use up that jar.

If you lean savory...

Crispy, Cheesy, Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower
Crispy, Cheesy, Tahini-Roasted Cauliflower
Chickpea "Tuna" Salad
Chickpea "Tuna" Salad
Tahini Noodles
Tahini Noodles
Eggplant Miso Tahini Toast

Eggplant Miso Tahini Toast by Kendra Vaculin

"Ottolenghi-fied" Sweet Potatoes

"Ottolenghi-fied" Sweet Potatoes by Emma Laperruque

Tahini Roasted Broccoli

Tahini Roasted Broccoli by Laurie

Tahini Sumac Slaw

Tahini Sumac Slaw by Hilarybee

Fattet Hummus (Mid-Eastern Savory Chickpea Bread Pudding)
Fattet Hummus (Mid-Eastern Savory Chickpea Bread Pudding)

... or swing sweet

Tahini "Soufflé" (Molten Tahini Cakes)
Tahini "Soufflé" (Molten Tahini Cakes)
Apple Galette with Tahini Frangipane & Honey-Hibiscus Glaze

Apple Galette with Tahini Frangipane & Honey-Hibiscus Glaze by Sarah Jampel

Tahini Toast

Tahini Toast by fiveandspice

Danielle Oron’s Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Danielle Oron’s Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tahini Cake with Blueberry Swirl
Tahini Cake with Blueberry Swirl

How do you use tahini? Share your favorite recipes and dishes in the comments!


Tags: tahini, seasme