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20 recipes that make the most of dreamy tahini

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

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Tahini recipes

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Tahini recipes

Tahini — a creamy, nutty sesame paste — is about to change your cooking routine in a big way.

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Creamy tahini tomato soup

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Creamy tahini tomato soup

Tahini makes this tomato soup extra creamy while giving it a nutty depth of flavor.

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Baked doughnuts with carob-tahini cream

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Baked doughnuts with carob-tahini cream

Stuffed with carob-tahini cream, these vegan doughnuts will make your mouth water.

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Hemp, chocolate and tahini coconut bars

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Hemp, chocolate and tahini coconut bars

These raw tahini coconut bars make for a nutritious dessert or on-the-go snack.

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Chocolate-tahini butter

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Chocolate-tahini butter

Creamy and rich, this chocolate-tahini butter is an earthy alternative to Nutella.

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BBQ tahini sauce

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BBQ tahini sauce

Drizzled on bowls or brushed on grilled meats, this barbecue tahini sauce will make your meal better.

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Roasted blueberry-banana tahini ice pops

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Roasted blueberry-banana tahini ice pops

Tahini adds a nutty flavor and creamy texture to these blueberry-banana ice pops.

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Quinoa-tahini bars

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Quinoa-tahini bars

Protein-rich tahini, almonds and quinoa are sweetened up with dates in this satisfying recipe.

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Roasted broccoli pasta with tahini sauce

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Roasted broccoli pasta with tahini sauce

Pasta with broccoli and chickpeas gets a creamy boost thanks to tahini-lemon sauce in this recipe.

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Spicy shrimp with tarator dip

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Spicy shrimp with tarator dip

Lemony, garlicky tahini tarator blows your typical cocktail sauce out of the water.

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Salted tahini chocolate chip cookies

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Salted tahini chocolate chip cookies

Tahini brings out the earthiness of chocolate chips while giving these cookies great chew.

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Tahini-honey overnight oats

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Tahini-honey overnight oats

Add some oomph to your oats with tahini and figs in this easy overnight recipe.

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Strawberry-tahini blondies

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Strawberry-tahini blondies

Like PB&J but more sophisticated, these strawberry, white chocolate and tahini blondies are a treasure.

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Tahini brownies

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Tahini brownies

Tahini adds a rich flavor to these chocolaty, moist brownies.

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Tahini-roasted butternut squash

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Tahini-roasted butternut squash

Butternut squash gets a flavor upgrade thanks to this tahini, soy and lime sauce.

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Tahini fudge

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Tahini fudge

Halfway between caramel and fudge, this tahini halva is worth a try.

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Tahini mousse pie

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Tahini mousse pie

Forget peanut butter — tahini takes this airy mousse pie to the next level.

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Whole roasted cauliflower with tahini

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Whole roasted cauliflower with tahini

A Calabrian chili tahini sauce makes this whole roasted cauliflower anything but boring.

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Tahini-walnut cookies

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Tahini-walnut cookies

Nutty and sweet, these vegan tahini-walnut cookies are tasty with tea or coffee.

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Tahini-vanilla milkshake smoothie

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Tahini-vanilla milkshake smoothie

Breakfast, or dessert? This tahini-vanilla milkshake smoothie is so good you won't know the difference.

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