Tahini is a paste of sesame seeds, a versatile ingredient used in everything from tahini sauce to houmous and salad dressings. Find loads of tasty ways with tahini here, including moreish tahini biscuits.
This chickpea puree is simply divine. Chickpeas are blended with lemon zest, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and garlic. Serve as a dip with vegetables or pitta bread. It also does well as a sandwich filler.
If you're looking for the real deal, this authentic houmous is it. A family recipe, it's made just the way houmous should be - with tahini, lemon juice and garlic.
This recipe makes 3 dozen healthy biscuits. Be sure you buy 100% gluten free oats, available from health shops. The recipe calls for tahini (sesame seed butter that you can buy in any large supermarket). Feel free to add chopped apples, dried cranberries, raisins or dates.
This makes a great vegan sandwich filling. You can replace the sunflower seeds with sesame seeds if you prefer. Try it on a toasted bagel with ripe tomato slices, or on granary bread with lettuce and onion.
This is a classic from the Middle East where tahini, a nutty-flavoured sesame seed paste, is used like cream to add substance and moisture to simple dishes. Try serving with a salad of black olives, tomatoes and red onions with sprigs of basil.