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Invaluable Vegan Ingredient: Tahini

Tahini is a thick sauce made from toasted, hulled, ground sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are very nutritious, providing phytonutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber.

  • Those of us who love falafel know “tahini sauce”; it’s a mixture of tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and water.

  • My favorite oil-free salad dressing is Gracious Vegan Oil-Free Tahini Dressing, where the tahini provides a creaminess that’s similar to ranch dressing.

  • Tahini is also a star in many dips, such as Real Simple's Red Pepper, Walnut, and Tahini Dip.


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