Tahini is a customary ingredient in many different middle eastern dishes, especially in Israel. Having been raised in Israel as a young child, it has always been a part of my regular diet. I love the bitterness/sweetness/tang of the ground sesame paste and the texture when mixed with other ingredients. One of my favorite sweet treats is lathering some tahini paste onto a piece of my multi-seed cauliflower bread and then drizzling some local honey over it– yum!!!
When this tahini paste is mixed together with some lemon juice and cumin and salt, it makes a delicious sauce/dressing.