Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini. Neal Santos
So you bought a jar of tahini a few months ago for that time you decided to make hummus, and you used up a couple tablespoons of it, and now you’re left with…a lot. Here’s your chance to show that this Middle Eastern sesame paste is for so more than just snacking (although we love getting creative with hummus too).
If you want to stay in dippable territory, try your hand at our brightly hued carrot-tahini dip that uses carrot puree or a Mediterranean classic of tahini with parsley, raw garlic, and lemon juice.
Tahini is also great for adding richness and flavor to main-course meats and vegetables. Throw a pan-seared duck over some hummus or spread some tahini before plating your Israeli cauliflower. Feeling inspired? Here are some of our all-time favorite ways to use tahini.
We found this recipe—a flavorful local favorite, in which tender artichoke bottoms are fried and served with an intense, tahini-based sauce—at al-Az, a casual but well-known restaurant in Damascus. Get the recipe for Fried Artichoke Hearts »
We took inspiration from falafel when developing these burgers—but unlike the dense, often dry deep-fried chickpea fritters, this sautéed patty is both light and rich in texture, with added depth from roasted garlic.