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    19 Ways To Use Tahini Beyond Classic Recipes

    It's time to use tahini wildly.

    19 Ways to Use Tahini
    Brooke Greenberg / BuzzFeed

    Is there anything that tahini can't do?

    Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is a staple in many cuisines, especially in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. All we need is more than a hummus recipe to start discovering the tahini world fully. Here are 19 unique recipes for you!

    If the recipe isn't vegan or contains sugar, it is stated.

    Also, it's important to grab the best tahini you can. The characteristic of your tahini may affect your experience — just saying in advance.

    1. Maple Tahini Swirl Banana Bread

    Nicely baked banana bread in a cake mold
    Eden Eats / Via

    This recipe redefines banana bread. The harmony of the ingredients is incredible, and the texture is so rich. Once, I did the recipe using vegan ingredients, and I loved that version as well. This contains sugar.

    2. Mushroom Manti With Tahini Yogurt and Tomato Chilli Sauce

    Vegan mushroom manti with tahini yogurt and tomato chile sauce served in a plate
    Talia Yilmaz / Via

    Sometimes I want to write poems for food, and I can definitely do it for this unforgettable recipe. Highly recommended.

    3. Lentil Stuffed Eggplant Boats With Tahini Sauce

    Half eggplants served with lentils, tahini and pomegranate
    Crowded Kitchen / Via

    I really like the combination of eggplant and tahini, but adding lentils to them enriches the taste, like in this recipe.

    4. Ramen With Miso Tahini Broth

    Noodle soup with corn, miso tahini broth, and greens in a bowl
    The Curious Chickpea / Via

    If you're in the mood for ramen but not dairy or meat, I recommend trying this recipe. Tahini adds more flavor to your ramen, even if you prefer to use a store-bought broth.

    5. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Miso Tahini Butter

    A shot of stuffed sweet potatoes
    The Endless Meal / Via

    When sweet potato, miso, and tahini come together, they take things to another level, like in this recipe. There are both vegan and nonvegan options.

    6. Fig and Tahini Smoothie

    The Conscientious Eater / Via

    Tahini goes well with fruits and I am glad that I came across this amazing recipe. It is refined sugar–free!

    7. Tahini Brown Rice Crispy Treats

    A shot of rice treats
    A Dash of Megnut / Via

    This recipe definitely brings an innovative perspective to the classic rice treats. It is easy to make, rich in flavor, refined sugar–free and gluten-free. Vegan and nonvegan versions are available.

    8. Flourless Brownies

    A piece of flourless brownie in an oven bowl
    The Gracious Pantry / Via

    Brownies are wonderful, in that they don’t need flour for structure and they can be made gluten-free. Tahini helps to achieve the right texture, as in this recipe.

    9. Superfood Tahini Cardamom Hot Chocolate

    Two cups of hot chocolate, which contain tahini and cardamom
    Abra's Kitchen / Via

    For those who dream about hot chocolate that is rich and creamy, I would highly recommend this recipe. Plus, it is loaded with filling ingredients! It's your choice to make it vegan or nonvegan.

    10. Pumpkin Dessert With Tahini

    Give Recipe / Via

    Forget about all other pumpkin recipes and try this one! I grew up eating this pumpkin dessert in Turkey. It is extremely important to use a pumpkin rich in flavor to get the best result. Sugar makes the pumpkin juicier, but it is totally fine if you make it sugar-free. Using a simple but effective technique to cook the pumpkin and adding tahini on top of that definitely changes the whole experience.

    11. Lentil Potato Salad With Tahini Dressing

    Mix of lentil, potato, tahini dressing, pickles, fresh peas, parsley, apples, and green onion
    Give Recipe / Via

    If you want to add a refreshing effect to your tahini dressing, here is a recipe for you. I love how all the ingredients come together.

    12. Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The Bojon Gourmet / Via

    This recipe is easy to make and turns out gluten-free cookies with crisp edges and soft middles.

    13. Fish and Kale in Tahini Sauce With Crispy Shallots

    A pot of sauced salmon
    Foodess /

    Tahini goes great with fish, if you know how to use it, and this recipe proves that. Obviously, it isn't vegan.

    14. Tahini Carrot Soup

    Carrot soup with toppings of choice
    Veggiekins / Via

    Here is a tasty carrot soup recipe for you. The natural sweetness of the carrots pairs perfectly with creamy tahini.

    15. Tahini Chocolate Date Balls

    Running on Real Food / Via

    These date balls taste really rich and decadent! More than that, they're easy to make and no baking is required.

    16. Chocolate Tahini Cinnamon Rolls

    A shot of cinnamon rolls
    Healthy Kelsi / Via

    I always look for a way to use tahini and cocoa together. This recipe doesn't disappoint.

    17. Tahini Stracciatella Pops

    A shot of stacked ice pops
    Sheri Silver /

    Tahini gives these ice pops a deep, nutty flavor, which is hard to resist. The recipe isn't vegan.

    18. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas With Herby Tahini

    Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on a plate
    Last Ingredient / Via

    This recipe adds a new perspective to the frequently encountered roasted cauliflower recipe.

    19. Tahini Pies

    A shot of baked tahini pies and a cup of honey
    Irene Matsy / Via

    Tahini pies are so tasty, and one of the baked goods that really capture the tahini flavor. This recipe is a traditional Cyprus one. It is also commonly made in Turkey without molasses and mastic powder. Not vegan, and contains sugar. All versions are highly recommended.