Tahini recipes

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.

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4 reviews

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.

Recipe by: Brenda Houghton

1 review

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.

Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

1 review

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.

Recipe by: Syd

2 reviews

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.

Recipe by: chocomonster

2 reviews

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.

Recipe by: joshscrivener

1 review

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.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

1 review

These are traditional rolls from Cyprus, both tasty and healthy for your child to take to school and for the entire family to enjoy.

Recipe by: katerinacy

33 reviews

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.

Recipe by: kymberly

67 reviews

A delicious raw houmous recipe for those following a raw food diet, made with sprouted chickpeas. Serve with fresh carrot and celery sticks.

Recipe by: EMILKALIL

No reviews

Lovely houmous and so easy to make

Recipe by: Anonymous

2 / 4

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