Monday, March 11, 2013

For the Love of Tahini

I recently rekindled my love of tahini paste. Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini is rich in complex B vitamins, minerals (particularly, calcium and magnesium), essential fatty acids, and even packs some protein. Yes, it is high in fat, but the good kind! And it's fat content satisfies the "creaminess" craving that I frequently look to dairy for.

Use this tahini dressing on salads, in wraps or as a sandwich spread. And when I say salads, I don't just mean the standard tossed variety. Try it on a grain-based salad or even on sautéed (and cooled) greens topped with toasted sesame seeds for a spin on Gomae.