Brilliant Tahini Tricks You've Never Heard Of
Turn Up the Tahini
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.)
Give a Green Smoothie Extra Staying Power
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.
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.