This delicious tahini dressing is a great accompaniment to so many dishes.
It is perfect served on salads, falafels, grilled vegetables, with raw crudité vegetables, mixed into hummus or baba ghanoush, served with warm sourdough pita, and so much more.
Sesame Seed Tahini
Sesame seeds are about 50% oil by weight. The oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants and resists rancidity, making it a fairly good choice as far as seed oils go.
To make sesame seed tahini the whole or hulled seeds are ground into a thick rich paste similar to nut butter.
There are many varieties of tahini on the market, including raw, sprouted, and roasted. The different preparations will have different flavors and textures.
I use raw tahini for my dressing and in other recipes. The texture is thick and it doesn’t take much stirring to have the sesame butter freeze up into a solid mass. That makes it great for these cookie dough bites.
Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Halva Bites – Raw Tahini, Raw Honey, Raw Cacao, and Salt
The raw tahini can be thinned with lemon juice and water, making a suitable dressing for garden salads, falafel balls, falafel salads, and more.
Sprouted Chickpea Falafel Balls
Sesame seeds are a seed, so inevitably they have their fair share of oxalic acid, phytic acid, and enzyme inhibitors in the hull. Sprouting the seeds can help mitigate this issue. If you eat a lot of tahini you may consider buying it sprouted or making your own with sprouted sesame seeds.
Roasted tahini has a toasty, nutty flavor and can be less bitter than raw tahini.
Other Recipes That Use Tahini
Curried Lamb Meatballs With Soaked Farro Pilaf and Raw Tahini
Detoxifying Green Goddess Soup With Spring Garlic and Tahini
Tahini-Marinated Grilled Veggies
Fire Roasted Eggplant Baba Ganoush
Tahini dressing is the perfect sauce for crisp salads, homemade falafel balls, or warm sourdough pitas! However you serve it, it will surprise you with its easy preparation yet complex flavor! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Easy Tahini Dressing
Tahini dressing is the perfect sauce for crisp salads, homemade falafel balls, or warm sourdough pitas! However you serve it, it will surprise you with its easy preparation yet complex flavor!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.