Best Spring Applications of Tahini

Suddenly, here we are in May, the month of easy living, celebrating motherhood, and gearing up for the upcoming summer season filled with beautiful, local produce. Prior to diving too deeply into the barbecue season, we thought it would be great to highlight the best spring applications of tahini. We hope this post sheds light into the various dishes you should enjoy this season.

Spring Pea Pasta

This pasta dish is perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy during the spring season, especially for those looking for a creamy, tahini-based sauce without the dairy.  We absolutely love the addition of seasonal vegetables including sugar snap peas, snow peas, and radishes in this dish. Make this pasta dish with the pasta of your choice. It’s also super delicious with gluten-free spaghetti!

 

Eggplant Falafel & Tzatziki Sauce

Take a twist on a traditional recipe by implementing tahini and eggplant into falafel. Falafel is a great meatless option, and is also incredibly versatile. Meal prep a batch on Sunday to add to salads, pitas, and wraps to eat throughout the week. The tzatziki sauces adds a fresh, bright note that will make your meals top notch.

 

Maple Tahini Salmon

Are you doing any hosting this Spring and lost on what to prepare? Try this Maple Tahini Salmon! It is perfect to serve for guests, and is incredibly easy. Serve the salmon on a bed of couscous for a gorgeous dish that is packed with flavor. Try substituting the maple syrup with half the amount of silan to deepen the flavors even further.

 

Berry Tahini Smoothie

Try adding a spoonful of Soom Tahini to your spring smoothies as a substitute to nut butters! Tahini adds amazing depth, while leaving you super satisfied. This recipe combines blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, but feel free to substitute your favorite spring fruits.

 

Lemon Tahini Sauce with Wine Braised Eggplant & Blistered Tomatoes

In case the Spring Pea Pasta did not catch your eye, this pasta dish definitely will. The combination of zesty lemon, wine braised eggplant, creamy tahini and blistered tomatoes creates a heavenly medley that is sure to leave you blossoming at every bite.

 

Fish Roasted in Lemon & Tahini Sauce

Skip the stress of dinner by making this simple Lemon & Tahini White Fish. All you need is tahini, lemon, white fish and herbs of your choice. This flaky fish is perfect for a light spring dinner. 

 

Cilantro Tahini Dressing

Warm weather lunches call for salads filled with local produce! This oil free, cilantro tahini dressing is going to bring you out of winter hibernation with its zesty flavor. Try using it to dress this chickpea chopped salad, or a salad of your choice. Or, get creative by adding it on top of a side dish at dinner, or as a spread on sandwiches.  

Let us know what dish (or dishes!) you end up creating.

Happy Cooking!

The Soom Crew