Tahini

Tahini is an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking, but it’s so versatile you can use it repurpose it for any number of Western-style dishes. Made from ground white sesame seeds, tahini is a paste with a color and consistency vaguely similar to all-natural peanut butter. Like natural peanut butter, tahini will separate with a layer of oil resting on top of the light brown paste. Tahini is most commonly used to make sauces and garnishes, such as hummus and baba ghanouj, to accompany Middle Eastern dishes like falafel. You can make a simple sauce by combining ½ cup of tahi..

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