Brilliant Tahini Tricks You've Never Heard Of

Brilliant Tahini Tricks You've Never Heard Of

The unexpected condiment you're going to fall in love with

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Turn Up the Tahini

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

Give a Green Smoothie Extra Staying Power
Ted Cavanaugh

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

Make a Marinade for Chicken or Pork
Ted Cavanaugh

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

Spoon It Over Dessert
Ted Cavanaugh

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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