Gloriously smooth and with a deliciously nutty flavor, Tahini is made by grinding sesame seeds into a paste and is rich in minerals and a great source of protein and calcium. While its best known use is in hummus, a chickpea-based dip, tahini is super versatile and can transform any dish into a savoury delight. Here are some great recipes for you to try.

Cold Sesame Noodles by Mark Bittman

This refreshing dish is perfect for a hot day. Just mix all the ingredients together and enjoy with your favourite crunchy vegetables.

Tahini and Almond Cookies by Natalie Levin

Yes, tahini can be made into dessert too! If you like sesame and almonds, you’ll absolutely love these melt-in-your-mouth cookies.

Roasted Vegetables with Tahini, Lemon and Za’atar by Alexandra Cooks

Tahini and lemon transform plain ol’ vegetables into delicious, flavourful morsels, perfect for a side dish or salad.

Squash and Farro Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette

Whisked with olive oil and lemon juice, tahini makes a wonderful salad dressing. Try it with your own combination of ingredients.

Roast Chicken with Asparagus and Tahini Sauce

This creamy tahini sauce comes together in minutes and goes perfectly with your favourite protein and vegetables.