Tahini refers to a thick, smooth paste made of ground sesame seeds. It is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine. Tahini is pronounced "tah-hee nee"


Tahini is a paste made from toasted ground sesame seeds, often used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It has a creamy texture and a slightly nutty flavor, making it a versatile ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes. Tahini is high in healthy fats, protein, and minerals like calcium and iron, making it a nutritious addition to any meal. It is commonly used as a dip, dressing, or spread, and can also be incorporated into dishes like hummus, baba ganoush, and desserts.

Application Areas

  • Spread on toast or sandwiches
  • Mixed into salad dressings
  • Dipped with vegetables or pita bread
  • Used as a base for sauces and dips
  • Added to soups or stews for flavor

Treatment and Risks

  • People with sesame allergies should avoid tahini
  • Store tahini in a cool, dark place to prevent spoilage
  • Check the expiration date before consuming tahini


  • Hummus with a drizzle of tahini
  • Tahini and honey on toast
  • Tahini sauce on grilled vegetables

Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Tahina
  • Sesame paste
  • Sesame butter

Articles with 'Tahini' in the title

  • Samak bi tahini: Samak bi tahini is an Arabic term which means Fish in Tahini. It is local favorite dish in many Middle Eastern regions. It can nbe cooked with any type of fish, but it is best cook using Tilapia which is always and readily available at most . . .


Tahini is a versatile paste made from ground sesame seeds, commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine for its creamy texture and nutty flavor. It is a nutritious ingredient rich in healthy fats, protein, and minerals. Tahini can be used in a variety of ways, such as dips, dressings, spreads, and desserts. However, individuals with sesame allergies should avoid consuming tahini to prevent adverse reactions.


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