How To Cook With Tahini All Day
How we incorporate our favourite condiment into every meal of the day – vegan tahini recipes from dawn ‘til dusk.
What is tahini?
Tahini is a sweet and tangy paste made from roasted sesame seeds and is a staple condiment found at the heart of Middle Eastern cuisines. You’ll find it in vegan-friendly favourites, such as houmous, baba ghanoush and halva.
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Vegan breakfast recipes with tahini
We love to start our day with oats, as for something so simple (and inexpensive) they’re able to keep us going all day. This vegan creamy oats recipe uses a tahini sauce that perfectly balances out sharp berries or orange slices.
These oat and tahini breakfast cookies from Georgie Eats are a time-efficient and indulgently chewy way to start any day on the go. Make a batch when you have time and your busy mid-week self will be very grateful.
Lunchtime vegan tahini recipes
If you love fresh salads for lunch but you’re looking for a new twist, why not try adding a tahini dressing? It’s a great addition to any grains or roasted vegetables you might be having in your salad, but really it works with everything. We like this simple recipe from The Minimalist Baker.
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If you’re after something a little heartier and you’ve got more time to spend in the kitchen, you should give this recipe for crispy fritter burgers with a herbed tahini sauce a go.
Plant-based dinner recipes with tahini
Looking to make dinner to impress? Then we recommend this recipe for succulent oyster mushroom shawarma. Its melt-in-the-mouth filling is perfectly complemented by the tangy umami miso and tahini sauce.
Satay might not immediately spring to mind when someone says tahini, but it’s the star of this recipe for golden sesame satay. Its sweetness sits expertly with the depth of heats from the ginger, garlic and spices.
Tahini-rich vegan desserts
When they say leave room for dessert, they’re talking about this vegan chocolate, caramel and tahini tart from The Bojon Gourmet. It’s utterly decadent and easily one of the best recipes we wish we came up with first!
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This two-minute tahini pudding recipe from Kind Earth might be quick to make, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t delicious. It’s a simple blend of ripe banana, tahini, plant-milk and vanilla extract that you’ll be tucking into before you know it.
Plant-based tahini snacks
Just in case you hadn’t eaten your fill of tahini yet today, here are a few of our favourite snack recipes to use up the end of that jar of tahini.
We’re obsessed with Val’s recipe for these chocolate tahini truffles packed full of flavour with Medjool dates, chocolate and, of course, tahini. They’re Val’s favourite party trick and will be sure to disappear in minutes on any occasion.
If you’d like to snack on something a little less sweet, then this a great recipe for oat and tahini bars from One Green Planet. They’re quick to make and perfect to take to work or school.
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.