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I'm in love with Tahini Sauce

It's already made with tahini, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and comes from Trader Joes. It's the sauce I couldn't find for my falafels but now I have. What else can I use it for. Can I make a salad dressing? What else might it be good for? I'm wandering past the frig just to have a little spoonful and that certainly has to stop. Help!

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  1. You can use it to make hummus or baba ghanoush.

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    1. re: Euonymous

      Thanks for that. I'm looking for dishes outside of the ordinary...maybe not even Middle Eastern.

    2. Definitely salad dressing. You could add a bit to sauteed vegetables, use it as a sauce for grilled meats, stir it into pasta/pasta salad, etc. I'm making a note to look for it the next time I go to TJs!

      1. Saw a recipe where tahini is spooned over roasted cauliflower.

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        1. re: Deborah

          That had quite a few fans on chowhound when it first popped up.

          Also, I know a few people who swear by the use of use a tablespoon or two of tahini in chili and such. You could also use the sauce as a condiment in grilled cheese sandwiches, especially with sliced tomato.

          1. re: Deborah

            i've been doing tahini-roasted cauliflower for years, and recommended it here on CH several times. it actually works great on a variety of vegetables.

              1. re: HillJ

                I love chicken thighs but can't quite imagine what that dish will taste like, but definitely will be trying it. Thanks.