15 Savory and Sweet Tahini Recipes!

November 10, 2019
Article by One Green Planet

Most of us probably know tahini as one of the main ingredients in hummus, but it is far more versatile than you may think. Tahini can be used in savory dishes or decadent deserts. It is full of healthy fats, calcium, and protein and thus makes the perfect addition to a plant-based diet. Whether you try making one of these wonderful recipes or just drizzling it over every meal, make sure to grab tahini on your next grocery trip. Try these delicious tahini recipes and more from the Food Monster App!

1. Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes

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You just found the perfect side for the holidays — these Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes by Taylor Kiser. They’re soft and tender with caramelized edges and especially delicious when drizzled with a sweet-tart maple tahini dip with a squeeze of lemon juice. Top them with roasted, crushed cumin seeds and serve them at your next plant-based gathering!

2. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets and and Tahini Sauce

quinoa salad with roasted beets and tahini sauce

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Beets are tremendously nutritious and this Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets and Tahini Sauce by Amy Height is a great way to incorporate them into your diet. They are rich in manganese and folate, as well as a super-powerful plant compound called betalains. They’re what give beets their gorgeous color and provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support to the body.

3. Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Salad

roasted cauliflower and tahini salad vegan

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This Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Salad by Kristen Genton is DELICIOUS! Light in flavor, loaded with veggies! Plus, it has a delicious tahini lemon dressing that coats all the nooks and cranies so you get some serious flavor! The best part though is the freshness of the parsley. It definitely brightens everything up and gives a great herb flavor.

4. Baked Tofu with Spicy Tahini Sauce

Baked Tofu with Spicy Tahini Sauce [Vegan]

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There’s no need for takeout when you’re armed with this recipe. This Baked Tofu with Spicy Tahini Sauce by High Protein Vegan, Ginny McMeans is dredged in a spicy sauce that can be whipped up in an instant. You might be tempted to double the topping!

5. Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes and Tahini Chickpea Cakes

Zucchini Noodles and Chickpea Cakes

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A good pesto is full of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and nuttiness from pine nuts or whatever other fatty nut or seed you like. Zucchini noodles just make for a lighter, more hydrating meal. These Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto by Rawsome Superfoods, Emily von Euw are packed with nutrient dense nuts and will make a fantastic fall meal!

6. Tahini Cashew Cauliflower

Tahini Cashew Cauliflower

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This Tahini Cashew Cauliflower by Sarah and Peter Hagstrom has amazing nutty flavors from the tahini and cashews, making it a filling and nourishing bowl of goodness!

7. Spice Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Maple Tahini Dressing

spice roasted autumn vegetables with maple tahini dressing

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There is just something so comforting about a bowl of seasonal roasted vegetables with spices in the fall months, especially butternut squash and sweet potatoes due to their vibrant flesh and the nutrients that come with it! These Spice Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Maple Tahini Dressing by Christina Bedetta are naturally loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, potassium, B-vitamins and powerful antioxidants and are super nutritious.

8. Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Miso Tahini Dressing

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Miso Tahini Dressing

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This miso-tahini dressing highlights the use of tahini for richness and a slightly nutty flavor, along with miso for a mildly sweet and salty punch that compliments the earthiness of the veggies beautifully. A bit of fresh parley on top adds a nice pop of color and freshness. Enjoy these delicious and nutritious Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Miso Tahini Dressing by Christina Bedetta alongside your favorite meal, and it is sure to be a hit!

9. Peach Tahini Cardamom Oatmeal With Toasted Coconut

Peach Tahini Cardamom Oatmeal With Toasted Coconut

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This Peach Tahini Cardamom Oatmeal with Toasted Coconut by Lauren Smith may sound different but try it! Cardamom and tahini are an excellent match, and the peach was a sweet, bright, pleasant addition.

10. Dark Chocolate Tahini Bars

Vegan Dark Chocolate Tahini Bars

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Tahini paired with dark chocolate is heavenly. If you’ve never tried it before, these Dark Chocolate Tahini Bars by Angelina Papanikolaou are a huge treat!

11. Tahini Sesame Cookies

Healthy tahini oat cookies with a hint of maple syrup

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These Tahini Sesame Cookies by Hayley Canning are seriously addictive! They are perfectly soft, chewy and so delicious!

12. Oatmeal Tahini Chocolate Chip Scones

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Easy oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free scones with tahini, oatmeal, and chocolate chips. These Oatmeal Tahini Chocolate Chip Scones by Lauren Kirchmaier are perfect with a warm beverage in the morning or evening!

13. Raw Russian Tahini Fudge

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This delicious healthy Raw Russian Tahini Fudge by Buffy-Ellen Gill takes tahini, adds a dash of sweetness, some vanilla, a helping of sea salt, and voila, fudgy goodness is yours. This is based on a classic New Zealand sweet that is traditionally made from condensed milk, butter, and refined sugar. If you’ve got a spare five minutes, grab yourself a bowl and try these little morsels out.

14. Banana Tahini Muffins

banana tahini muffins

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These Banana Tahini Muffins by Tiffany Kinson are refined sugar free, paleo, nut free and vegan. You can even add chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or whatever you fancy! Get creative

15. Spicy Chocolate Almond Butter Tahini Cups

Chocolate Almond Butter Tahini Cups

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These Spicy Chocolate Almond Butter Tahini Cups by Joanne Lee are the healthy-ish answer to your chocolate prayers. These elegant dark chocolate cups are filled with a creamy, rich mixture of tahini, almond butter, and a dash of cayenne to give them little something extra. Plus, they are really simple to make and store well in the freezer.

Loving these tahini recipes? Check out more about this magical ingredient with Easy Vegan Cooking Tips: Using Tahini In Desserts, Dressings and Sauces, and Entrees and Tahini: For Glowing, Radiant Skin!

We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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