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May 23, 2007 10:24 PM

Black Tahini

I bought some raw black tahini, it seemed like a good idea at the time. But now I'm at a complete loss! I put it in hummus which seemed fine. what else do I use it for?
PS- I'm a vegetarian.

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  1. I assume black tahini is just sesame paste from black sesame? If so, take cues from Asian cookbooks. You could use it in sauces for vegetables or noodle dishes. I particularly like black sesame on cruciferous veggies or green beans, mixed with a little shoyu, vinegar, and sugar, or maybe some miso thinned with mirin. You could also probably make some pretty heinous desserts. I've been searching for black sesame ice cream ever since I heard it's available on the west coast, no luck yet. I'm dreaming of a recipe using your black tahini...

    1. One of my favorite blogs just posted a recipe for black sesame cupcakes that includes a small amount of black sesame paste. I'm sure the tahini would work, if you want a sweet: