A Note From Nicole Olthuis
Tahini, a sesame seed paste, is a staple in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean
cuisine. We may know it for its right hand role in making hummus, though its
talents go far beyond that distinguished dip.
Have you ever bought tahini for a special recipe, and the rest of the jar still sits in
your fridge, waiting for the next time you feel inspired to experiment? Tahini is not
a seed butter to be ignored. It makes delicious dressings, creamy soups and
sauces, decadent sweets, and beautiful entrées.
There are different varieties of tahini; raw, hulled, unhulled, light and dark roast.
Tahini can even be made from black sesame seeds.
Usually the level of bitterness and nutritional value go hand in hand, but no
matter the difference, each variety of tahini is delicious in its own way.
There are no set rules for using and enjoying tahini on a daily basis, so feel free
to experiment, and I hope you find the inspiration you are looking for here on this
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