Ingredient du Jour: Tahini



Just like the fashion world, the foodie universe is constantly flip-flopping from one trend to another. Whereas last month people were raising their hands in praise matcha, nowadays you can barely visit a food blog (something I do embarrassingly often) without seeing one recipe or another that includes tahini. “Tahini?” You might ask. “What’s that?” To keep a long story short, tahini is a paste hulled from sunflower seeds. Aside from it’s lengthy history as a main ingredient in the cuisines of North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, tahini has a rock-solid nutritional profile. With an abundance of calcium and protein, as well as essential omega-3 fatty acids, this peanut-butter like condiment is sure to find a place on your shelf sometime soon.

Just writing this post got me 10x more excited to try tahini out for myself. Below, behold five recipes to help get you (read: us!) started.

Cinnamon Tahini Protein Shake

Anything Goes Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing

Maple, Tahini, and Vanilla Granola

Tahini Butternut Squash Noodle Bowl with Spinach

Chocolate Tahini Cookies

What food’s been on your mind lately?


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