Black Tahini Recipes

 Black tahini, made from black sesame seeds, is a unique and flavorful ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. Here are few recipes that incorporate black tahini:


Black Tahini Hummus:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons black tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water (as needed for consistency)
  • Optional garnishes: a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of black sesame seeds, and fresh herbs
  • Serve with pita bread, crackers, or fresh vegetables for dipping.



Black Tahini Noodles:

  • 8 oz cooked soba or rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons black tahini
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
  • Toss cooked noodles with the black tahini sauce and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Black Tahini and Banana Smoothie:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons black tahini
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Ice cubes
  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.


Black Tahini Energy Bites:

  • 1 cup rolled sprouted oats
  • 1/2 cup black tahini
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried fruit (such as dates or figs)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Mix all the ingredients together, then roll into bite-sized balls. Refrigerate for a few hours to firm up before enjoying.

These recipes showcase the versatility of black tahini in both savory and sweet dishes, so you can explore its rich, nutty flavor in various ways.

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