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37 AMAZING Tahini Recipes

If you’re as obsessed with tahini as I am and are looking for some easy recipes to make with tahini, you’re going to love some of these ideas!

From tahini sweet treats to savory finds, there’s a recipe here for every taste.

Tahini is a staple in my pantry, and can be used in dressings, dips, and even desserts. It’s such a versatile ingredient that we go through multiple jars a month.

Whether you’re looking for sweet recipes or savory ones, these 37 top tahini recipes are sure to inspire you to get into your kitchen.

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and is a staple ingredient in many cuisines, especially in the Mediterranean and the Middle Eastern cuisine.

You can easily pick up a jar of tahini from trader joes or most grocery store. It’s also really easy to make your own tahini. All you need is a high-speed blender, sesame seeds and some oil! Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Healthy Tahini Sesame Cookies

1. Vegan Tahini Cookies

With a delicious nutty flavor these Vegan tahini cookies are super easy to make with just five ingredients needed and are also vegan, gluten free, refined sugar and oil free. They contain a healthy mix of protein, carbs and fats to keep you satisfied and full.

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2. Vegan Kale Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing

This kale salad is a vegan recipe loaded with fresh flavors and tossed with a creamy miso-tahini dressing made with orange juice for some natural sweetness! Recipe here

3. Creamy Lemon Tahini Pasta

This lemon tangy tahini creamy pasta with garlic, lemon juice and kale is topped with crispy savory tofu and red pepper flakes for a spicy kick. Recipe here

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4. Spicy Tahini Miso Ramen

This spicy tahini miso ramen is a quick and delicious dish with chicken and tofu that’s perfect for those looking for a spicy tahini recipe. Give it a try and you’ll definitely want to make it again! Recipe

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5. Grilled Tahini Chicken

Grilled tahini chicken. Tahini gives this chicken a nutty flavor and keeps it tender and juicy. Serve this grilled chicken with a side of lemon dill rice for an easy and delicious dinner. Recipe here

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6. Vegan Banana Muffins

These vegan banana chocolate muffins with maple tahini glaze just happen to be vegan, and therefore egg and dairy free. But their vegan-ness is a delightful bonus feature for the non-vegans among us because they are so moist and creamy you’re likely to forget there isn’t actual cream in there. Recipe here

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7. Tahini Brownies

These tahini-swirled brownies contain copious amounts of chocolate amidst swirls of nutty tahini and are so fudgy you could eat them with a spoon. Recipe here

8. Tahini Yogurt Dressing

Tahini Yogurt Dressing is a light dressing that is a perfect match for salads, grilled vegetables and meats and drizzled on potatoes. Recipe here

9. Chocolate Halva Truffles

Made with tahini, Chocolate Halva Truffles are rich, creamy and a tiny bit crunchy. They’re the perfect bite of sweetness after any meal or a delightful decadent snack — anytime! Recipe here

10. Easy Vegan Gravy

This vegan gravy recipe is rich and creamy and super savory—just the way gravy should be! It’s also oil free, making it a healthy addition to your meals. Recipe here

11. Spicy Tahini Sauce

Spicy tahini sauce recipe is creamy, spicy and so easy to make! This chipotle tahini dressing takes 2 minutes to make and is perfect for tacos, taco salads, burritos, pita bread and as a dip for roasted vegetables and sweet potato fries. The most delicious creamy tahini sauce recipe! Recipe here

12. Tahini Fudge

Tahini fudge is the perfect little chocolate treat. Made with just 5 ingredients, this healthy tahini fudge is rich, creamy and so easy to make! Recipe here

If you love fudge try – Pecan Pie Fudge 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge Chocolate Strawberry Fudge

13. Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Tahini

An easy recipe for Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Tahini. This delicious and healthy breakfast is a great way to start your morning! Recipe here

14. Beetroot Tahini

This Beetroot Tahini is a striking and hearty salad dressing. Perfect if you want to add some colour to your salad recipe! Recipe here

15. Blueberry Tahini Smoothie

This creamy, nutritious blueberry tahini smoothie is packed with healthy ingredients: blueberries, almonds, dates, tahini and a banana. It takes 5 minutes to make, and is completely vegan. Recipe here

More healthy smoothie recipes – Glowing Green Smoothie Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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16. Tahini Banana Bread

This tahini banana bread is moist, fluffy, and filled with tahini which gives this banana bread a delicious nutty flavor. Our banana bread comes together in a snap and tastes absolutely incredible. Recipe here

17. Chocolate Tahini Frosting

This mouthwatering chocolate tahini frosting is so luscious. It’s quick and easy to make too. Recipe here

18. Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

These Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are rich, earthy, chewy and packed full of chocolaty goodness. They are my favourite cookies right now because they are bursting with flavours that I love – Tahini, Chocolate, Vanilla. Recipe here

19. Sesame Energy Balls

These sesame energy balls are made with the key ingredient tahini and pantry staples for a fun sweet treat! Recipe here

20. Tahini Breakfast Cookies

These healthy tahini breakfast cookies are soft and chewy! They are also vegan, GF, refined sugar free, oil free, and totally fuss-free! Recipe here

21. No Bake Cookies without Peanut Butter

A delicious nut free alternative to the classic chocolate oat no bake cookies! These easy tahini no bake cookies are simple and super tasty, with no need for nut butters. Recipe here

22. Tahini Hot Chocolate

On those blustery winter days, cozy up under a warm blanket with a good book and a mug of Healing Tahini Hot Chocolate. This healthy cocoa recipe is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, keto, and top 8 allergen free. This winter beverage with healing spices like turmeric will warm the body, mind, and soul! Recipe here

23. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Parsley Tahini Sauce

You won’t believe how easy homemade gnocchi can be! With the stunning color of purple sweet potatoes and the taste of creamy tahini and fresh parsley, this gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and paleo recipe will blow everyone’s mind! Recipe here

24. Maple Tahini Freezer Fudge

Easy like 1, 2, 3! 3-Ingredient Maple Tahini Freezer Fudge that’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and top-8 allergy-free! A creamy and delicious no-bake dessert recipe with just dark chocolate, sesame tahini, and pure maple syrup! Give it as a gift or keep it in the freezer for a sweet tooth satisfying snack! Recipe here

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25. Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Bake up the tastiest Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with a unique flavour twist. These muffins are tender and moist with a lovely nutty earthy flavour of tahini. Recipe here

26. Tahini Chocolate Bars

Crispy, crunchy Tahini Chocolate Bars that come together in minutes. Full of nuts, oats, and dried fruit they have amazing texture and flavour! Recipe here

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27. Lemon Tahini Cookies

These Lemon Tahini Cookies are easy to make, gluten-free, nut-free and even vegan. The delicious cookies are a great finish to any meal or nice with coffee or tea in the morning. Recipe here

28. Tahini Date Clusters

These salted tahini date clusters are perfect for a tahini lover. Tahini-stuffed dates are simple to make and so good! Recipe here

29. Chocolate Tahini Cake

If you’re feeling festive, this chocolate tahini cake is the perfect tahini dessert idea! Recipe here

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30. Black Sesame Shortbread Cookies 

These delicious black sesame shortbread cookies are made using tahini for that creamy sesame flavour. Dip in homemade matcha chocolate for the ultimate treat! Recipe here

31. Tahini Vegan Cake

A vegan cake made with tahini. It’s also spiced with cinnamon and orange for a little extra flavour. Recipe here

32. Lemon Tahini Sauce

This easy Lemon Tahini Sauce is a rich, creamy and nut-free sauce. This healthy sauce is a perfect addition to vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Use it as a salad dressing, or as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, or as a sauce for falafel, fresh veggies, buddha bowls and grain bowls. Recipe here

33. Tahini Noodles

These Tahini Noodles have a creamy and savory sauce. Made in under 15 minutes with pantry staples, these noodles are a quick and easy meal. Recipe here

34. Za’atar Fries

These oven-baked Za’atar Fries are savory goodness! Pair them with a creamy tahini sauce for a delicious Mediterranean twist on American fries. Recipe here

35. Cauliflower and Tahini Soup

This vegan cauliflower and tahini soup gets its creaminess from the tahini. It is healthy for you and so easy to make! Made some by blending in your food processor. Recipe here

36. Baba Ganoush

Baba ghanoush is an appetizer consisting of finely chopped roasted eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, various seasonings, and tahini. Recipe here

37. Black Tahini

Black sesame paste (black tahini) made from black sesame seeds adds a rich nutty flavor to a hummus recipe, salad dressings and even desserts such as ice cream, cupcakes or brownies. Recipe here

Tahini is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of middle eastern recipes and western cuisine, from sweet to savory. Whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, quick dressing with olive oil, or delicious dinner, be sure to give tahini a try!