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Healthy Recipes with Tahini

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Baba Ganouj

Grilled eggplant is pureed along with garlic, lemon juice and tahini to make a lighter version of the classic Middle Eastern dip. If you can't find ground sumac for the garnish, chopped pistachios are traditional as well. Serve with pita wedges or use as a spread for sandwiches.

» Baba Ganouj

Mâche & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing

In this salad, mâche is tossed with spring ingredients—new red-skinned potatoes and fresh peas—and a lemony tahini dressing and chicken.

» Mâche & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing

Middle Eastern Roast Lamb with Tahini Sauce

Inspired by Middle Eastern shawarma sandwiches, here we season leg of lamb with a flavorful spice paste spiked with garlic, cardamom, paprika and cumin and grill it over indirect heat to approximate the gentle cooking of a rotisserie. Serve the tahini sauce on the side—and be sure to keep any leftovers. They're great tucked into a pita pocket with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.

» Middle Eastern Roast Lamb with Tahini Sauce

Edamame-Ginger Dip

Think of this dip as an Asian version of hummus, made with edamame, ginger and soy. Serve with rice crackers and/or carrot sticks.

» Edamame-Ginger Dip

Lemon & Oregano Lamb Chops

Juicy lamb chops take a trip to the Middle East with a quick herb-and-lemon rub and a tangy cucumber-tahini sauce. Serve with couscous or rice pilaf and a green salad.

» Lemon & Oregano Lamb Chops

Chickpea & Bulgur Stuffed Grape Leaves

Think hummus meets tabbouleh in these vegetarian stuffed grape leaves, bursting with chickpeas, parsley and bulgur tied together with a lemony, garlicky sauce. The grape leaves will seem soft when just finished cooking, but will firm up as they cool. We prefer these at room temperature or cold—perfect for bringing to work for lunch.

» Chickpea & Bulgur Stuffed Grape Leaves

Chicken Shawarma

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced seasoned meat. This version features chicken, along with a cucumber-yogurt sauce, fresh tomato and crunchy romaine lettuce.

» Chicken Shawarma


Travel to the Middle East with our healthy recipes with tahini.

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and is often used in Middle Eastern, African and Turkish cuisine. Tahini stars in hummus, baba ganouj and other healthy dips and dishes. We use tahini in a variety of savory and sweet recipes, including hummus recipes with tahini, tahini sauce recipes, tahini dressing recipes and more chicken recipes and tofu recipes with tahini. Try our take on Baba Ganouj for a tasty tahini recipe or Roasted Garlic Hummus for a homemade hummus recipe.

Healthy Tahini Recipes

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Juicy lamb chops take a trip to the Middle East with a...
Spoon this tangy dressing over cooked broccoli, green beans...
In this salad, mâche is tossed with spring ingredients—new...
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This quick and healthy dinner pairs creamy tofu and crispy...
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Tahini, also called sesame butter, adds richness to this...
This garlicky tahini sauce is traditionally served with...
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