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.
These biscuits are buttery, crumbly and totally moreish. They have a delicious aromatic flavour, which comes from the tahini. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
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.
Homemade hummus only takes a few moments to whizz together and makes a perfect light lunch, served simply with pitta. But for a balanced meal, turn it into this more substantial salad with the addition of crisp salad vegetables.
Serve this delicious sauce with falafel pittas or with fresh vegetables. Best if made a few hours in advance, but it can be served immediately. I chop the garlic, and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. This increases the amount of allicin, a compound shown to have antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiprotozoal activity.
Chocolate and tahini combine for a mousse-like pot of deliciousness. A quick and easy dessert that can easily be made vegan by using plant-based milk instead of regular milk. Try almond or cashew milk for great results.
These fantastic cookies are dairy and gluten free! It takes just five ingredients to make these delicious treats. Enjoy as a snack or with a cuppa.
This vegetable-rich couscous is lower in fat than most pilafs and it makes a marvellous, healthy main dish, or an excellent side dish for almost any simply cooked meat or poultry, when it will serve 8 or more. Any leftovers can be used as a delicious stuffing for chicken or other poultry or game birds.
These are traditional rolls from Cyprus, both tasty and healthy for your child to take to school and for the entire family to enjoy.
This is a fantastic and tasty snack for anyone. My toddler loves to dip things in it or to have it as a snack on a tortilla or cracker. It's great as a dip for vegetables and crackers, or used as a spread on wraps and sandwiches.
A delicious raw houmous recipe for those following a raw food diet, made with sprouted chickpeas. Serve with fresh carrot and celery sticks.