Blog PostBrands we loveFive uses for tahini that aren’t hummus

April 24, 2023

Don’t take this the wrong way – we LOVE our hummus. Nutty, creamy, filled with heart-healthy fats, and great for everything from spreading on toast to dipping cut-up veggies in, it’s hard to get much closer to a perfect food. Still, no matter how much we love it, it pains us to see one of its main ingredients, tahini, gain a reputation as only “the ingredient for hummus.” Let it be known; tahini is no one trick pony. Yes, it is the backbone of some absolutely incredible hummus, but it is sooo much more than that. 

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite other tahini uses, and we hope you try them! Of course, a delicious meal starts with delicious ingredients, so if you try any of these out, we recommend you use none other than  Nuts to You’s wonderful tahini that we sell in-store at The Sweet Potato and online through Instacart. Their tahini is local, organic, fair trade, and made with only mechanically hulled, dry-roasted non-GMO sesame seeds. That means no added salt, sugar, hydrogenated oils, or anything else you hope to avoid. Now, onto the non-hummus tahini suggestions!


5 uses for tahini that aren’t hummus


Tahini Swirl Skillet Brownies

Moist and chewy with that craveable melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness, these chocolate tahini brownies are everything and then some! 

Find the recipe here.


Salted Maple Cereal Squares

Satisfy your sweet tooth and energize your day with these amazing squares. Simply put, these salted maple cereal squares are delicious mixed with other deliciousness.

Find the recipe here.


Coffee Tahini Date Shake

Step aside brewed coffee! This coffee tahini date shake is incredibly tasty, stimulating, and nutritious. 

Find the recipe here


Tahini Turkish Eggs

Full of protein and healthy fats, this nutty spin on Cilbir is enough to carry you through the morning and keep you satiated until lunch. Do we have to mention it’s also jaw-droppingly good?

Find the recipe here


Roasted Carrots with Tahini Mustard Sauce 

Here’s something perfect for dinner! Tangy, sweet, and a bit spicy, this recipe feels like a nice cosy blanket. 

Find the recipe here.


Hummus is always a good idea that absolutely no one will be mad at. But we hope the next time you pick up Nuts to You’s Tahini, you try one of the above recipes. You never know… you might just find you have a new favourite use for tahini! You can pick up Nuts to You Tahini as well as their many nut butters at The Sweet Potato in Toronto in the Junction and Leaside neighbourhoods!