21 Tahini Recipes Beyond Hummus

Sure, everyone knows that tahini is one of the essential ingredients in hummus. But there are so many more delicious ways to use the Middle Eastern sesame paste condiment, in both sweet and savory ways.

Go beyond hummus and try one of these mouth-watering ways to use tahini in your every day cooking and baking.


Salads and side dishes

Homemade babaganoush

Arugula chickpea salad with tahini dressing

Green beans with honey tahini glaze

Butternut squash and tahini spread from Ottolenghi

Maple roasted carrots with tahini and pomegranate seeds from Closet Cooking

Cumin roasted cauliflower and tahini soup from Plus Ate Six

Broccoli stem tahini slaw

Broccoli Slaw-6

Main dishes

Schnitzel strips with green tahini dip

Sea bream with green tahini and pomegranate seeds from Ottolenghi

Tahini mashed potatoes

Turkish pizza with chopped salad and herb tahini

Sesame noodle nests with barbecue baked chicken wings

Baked za’atar eggplant fries with tahini dipping sauce from May I Have That Recipe

Grilled kofta with eggplant, tomatoes and tahini

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Chocolate halva donuts

Halva krembos from Busy in Brooklyn

Salted tahini chocolate chip cookies from The New York Times

Tahini cupcakes with chocolate tahini frosting from My Name is Yeh

Gluten-free tahini brownies

Chocolate and tahini stuffed croissants

Chocolate and halva swirl buns with tahini glaze

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