Have you been guilty of buying a jar of tahini to use for hummus then putting it in the fridge for long enough for it to go rancid then deciding after the appropriate amount of time that it is time for it to go!?
Our nut/seed butters are so good for so many different reasons, yet they don't tend to get a lot of air time when it comes to nutrient dense foods.
Given that the nuts/seeds have been ground up they are more digestible [are you guilty of not chewing the nuts that you eat?], which means this is great for you if your digestion is not as strong as it could be.
Nuts when you can digest and absorb all the goodies in them are a great source of some of your macro nutrients (talking about protein and good fatty acids), but can also pack a punch when it comes to your micro nutrients as well.Calcium is one of these that is particularly strong in tahini, which means great for your bones!
Here is a simple dressing that you can do that will give you another use for tahini.
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
Blend all ingredients together, if a thinner consistency is desired then you can add additional water to suit your dish.
This dressing can be used in many different ways, would go really well onto a quinoa salad type dish.