A nutty flavoured paste made from crushed or ground sesame seeds. You can make your own or buy it commercially.
Tahini was known to the Hittites and Urartians of Asia Minor, where it most probably originated. Today it is most widely used by Middle Eastern nations in salads and a range of other dishes. It figures strongly in the Armenian cuisine in salads, soups and breads as well as in pilaffs, vegetable dishes, and cakes.
Browse our Recipes using Tahini here.
Browse some of the Sesame Seed recipes
- Cucumber Salad with Sesame
- Chickpea, Almond and Sesame Spread
- Eggplant with Sesame, Mirin and Miso Paste
- Sesame-Ginger Dipping Sauce for Noodles