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Brilliant Tahini Tricks You've Never Heard Of

Turn Up the Tahini

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Tahini, the sesame seed puree, has a creamy texture and a nutty taste that heightens both sweet and savory dishes. It's also a nutritional powerhouse. "Sesame has tons of protein, healthy fats, and minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc," says nutritionist McKel Hill, R.D.N., the author of the new cookbook Nutrition Stripped. She loads tahini on sliced apples, uses it in dressings, and even adds it to smoothies. Keep scrolling to see her go-to recipe. (And ICYMI tahini is a staple ingredient in hummus; here are 13 fancy ways to make your own.)

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Give a Green Smoothie Extra Staying Power

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This green smoothie, courtesy of Hill, is rich in bone-building nutrients like calcium and vitamin K, thanks to spinach, tahini, and avocado and dates. (For even more fun, turn it into a green smoothie bowl, and eat it with a spoon.)

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Make a Marinade for Chicken or Pork

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Upgrade your boring chicken dinner with this recipe for a sweet and savory marinade courtesy of chef Sabrina Ghayour, author of Sirocco: Fabulous Flavors from the Middle East.

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Spoon It Over Dessert

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The best part about this versatile spread is that it fits just as perfectly in your dinner as it does in your dessert. Try this honey tahini drizzle by chef Anna Jones (author of A Modern Way to Cook) on anything from fruit to froyo to ice cream.

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How "Certified Transitional" Foods Will Change the Way You Buy Organic Produce

If you haven't heard about "transitional" food or seen a "certified transitional" label at the market yet, you likely will soon. Interest in transitional crops—ones where farmers are in the process of converting their fields from conventional agriculture to organic—has been picking up steam, says Nate Lewis, farm policy director of the Organic Trade Association. And the concept has been in the news more ever since Kashi announced a partnership with organic certifier QAI, Inc.

Spoon It Over Dessert

The best part about this versatile spread is that it fits just as perfectly in your dinner as it does in your dessert. Try this honey tahini drizzle by chef Anna Jones (author of A Modern Way to Cook) on anything from fruit to froyo to ice cream.

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Photo: Ted Cavanaugh

Make a Marinade for Chicken or Pork

Upgrade your boring chicken dinner with this recipe for a sweet and savory marinade courtesy of chef Sabrina Ghayour, author of Sirocco: Fabulous Flavors from the Middle East.

Get the Recipe

Photo: Ted Cavanaugh