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Feb 8, 2012 05:11 AM

What else can I use tahini for?

I purchased a jar of tahini yesterday to use in a recipe. It's a good sized jar, and it was pricey, so I was trying to think of other things I could use it for (besides hummus LOL) Any suggestions?

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  1. Asian food. I use it for stir fry and especially like it when I'm making a noodle bowl/stir fry. Just a little gives a nice rich flavor.

    1. I like to use a bit when I'm making satay sauce. Also like it in mashed squash. And as above, for stir frys.

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      1. re: ultimatepotato

        Beyond Hummus, there's Baba Ganouj, tahini sauce for falafel, and another tahini sauce, mixed with yogurt and lemon juice, minced garlic and salt that can be used on fish or chicken or as a dip for veggie sticks. You can use roasted sesame seed tahini for Dan Dan Noodles, or in place of peanut butter in a number of African stews and soups. I have thinned the yogurt, lemon, tahini, garlic sauce and added an herb or spice to make a creamy salad dressing that would be good for an entree-sized salad of mixed greens and vegetables, topped with chicken, salmon or shrimps.

        1. re: 1sweetpea

          1sweetpea coverered all of my suggestions. A little bit of tahini in just about anything adds a new nutty dimension to the dish.

      2. I'm curious what you did use it for. You didn't mention and I have a jar in the frig that I'd like to use as well but other than hummus, not sure either, hope this gets lots of posts.

        1. You can use it to make a sauce for Chinese noodles. Mix it with yogurt and some garlic and you have a great dressing for roasted vegetables. Mix with water, lemon juice and cumin and you have a dressing for fish and fried foods.