Tahini: What is it, and why should you add it to your diet?

Tahini: What is it, and why should you add it to your diet?

by Posted on: June 15, 2017Categories: LiveWell 24/7   

What is it? Tahini is a paste made of ground up sesame seeds, commonly used in Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisine.

Why should I eat it? The dairy free paste is completely “clean”, meaning it is free from processed ingredients, and two tablespoons contains 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, as well as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Tahini is low in sodium and has a nutty flavor, thus offering a great alternative to traditional nut butters.

How can I add it to my diet?

  • Use Tahini and leftover vegetables to make Roasted Veggie Dip
  • Salad Dressing
  • Create a sweet treat by pairing Tahini with dark chocolate and honey to make Chocolate Energy Balls
  • Combine Tahini with chickpeas and lemon for Homemade Lemony Hummus
  • Add a spoonful of Tahini to smoothies

Where to find it: You can make your own Tahini by grounding sesame seeds, or you can find jarred versions in either the condiment or nut butter isles of most grocery stores.

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