If you don’t know about tahini sauce, please stop what you are doing and educate yourself immediately. I make this tahini sauce probably at least once per day. Ok, maybe not every day, but I put it on pretty much everything. It’s so simple, so easy, and sooooo tasty. You can make it in under 2 minutes. I timed myself recently just to check.
What is Tahini?
Tahini is to sesame seeds what peanut butter is to peanuts. It’s simply sesame seeds ground into a paste. It comes in a jar, is thick like unprocessed peanut butter, separates easily, and isn’t very good eaten by itself. Some brands are better than others.
Best Tahini Brands
I find it so annoying to buy a jar of tahini that is separated into a rock at the bottom and oil on the top. Stirring it all together is a pain, and oil usually ends up everywhere. I don’t need another reason to procrastinate food prep, so I look for tahini brands that are well mixed and easy to use. I recently discovered the tahini of Mighty Sesame Co and it is the best tahini I’ve come across hands down. I also find that Trader Joes makes consistently good tahini.
Most people who say they don’t like tahini are probably saying that because they’ve tried to eat it plain, straight from the jar. No. Don’t do that. Tahini by itself is bitter, and usually not pourable. You need to thin it out with some water and cut it with some acidity like lemon juice, and punchy flavors like garlic. Once you’ve done that, YUM. You’ll have transformed a bitter, thick paste into a creamy, delicious sauce ready to drizzle on everything you eat.
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Go-To Tahini Sauce
This tahini sauce comes together in less than 2 minutes (seriously!) and is delicious on everything, especially veggies.
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