Join the AK Dinner Party
tahini brownies drizzled with chocolate

30+ Amazing Recipes Using Tahini

Over 30 of the best recipes using tahini! Learn how to bake with tahini and how to add it to any meal. You’ll find delicious lunches and dinners, savory sauces, and even desserts to curb that sweet tooth. These tahini recipes are unique, flavorful and ones you’ll come back to time and time again!

This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I make a small commission off items you purchase at no additional cost to you. Please read my policy page.

As you guys know, I have major love for tahini and will probably find any excuse to include it in a recipe. I first fell in love with the incredible spread when I took a trip to the Middle East a few years ago. Gorgeous vintage rugs + endless amounts of tahini = HEAVEN.

What is tahini?

Tahini is sesame seeds ground into a creamy, earthy, slightly bitter, slightly sweet paste that has the texture of natural nut butter. The flavor is mild and perfect for adding spices and herbs for a savory sauce or dip.

Can you bake with tahini?

YES! I personally love to bake with it because it keeps desserts super moist without adding too much of a nut butter flavor. Because tahini is made from sesame seeds it’s perfect for keeping recipes nut-free and allergy friendly. AKA tahini brownies for everyone.

Stock up on tahini ASAP and get ready to make these delicious recipes. Soom is my go-to brand, and they have a chocolate tahini that is literally the best thing I keep in my cupboard. SO GOOD. Use the code ‘ambitiouskitchen’ to get 10% off your order! Enjoy, xo!

tahini banana muffin drizzled with tahini

Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Paleo Double Chocolate Tahini Banana Muffins

Healthy Honey Flax Tahini Banana Bread

Snickerdoodle Tahini Date Smoothie

St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

spooning sunshine dressing out of a jar

Dips, Sauces & Dressings

Sunshine Dressing

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Jalapeño Green Tahini Sauce

The Best Creamy Tahini Sauce Recipe

Healthy Curry Tahini Dressing

healthy greek yogurt chicken salad in lettuce cups on a platter

Fresh Salads

15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Vegan Caesar Salad

Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Sunshine Dressing

Avocado Peach Tomato Salad with Dilly Tahini Dressing

Healthy Summer Broccoli Salad

Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad (whole30, vegan & gluten free)

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps

Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad with Grapes + Arugula

black bean burger with tahini sauce on a platter

Savory Dinners & Sides

Ultimate Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Creamy Tahini Garlic Sauce

Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers

Paleo Turmeric Chicken Meatballs with Green Tahini Sauce

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna with Garlic Tahini Tofu Cream

Sheet Pan Zucchini Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce

Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce

tahini brownies drizzled with chocolate

Cookies, Bars & No Bake Treats

Grain Free Tahini Brownies (the best brownies I’ve ever eaten!)

Coffee Tahini Date Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Caramel Tahini Chex Bars (allergy-friendly!)

No Bake Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge

Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies

Damn Good Paleo Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies

Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars (vegan + paleo)

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

The Best Zucchini Brownies You’ll Ever Eat

Chocolate Dipped Brown Butter Tahini Cookies

pulling a slice of healthy birthday cake out from a cake stand


Healthy Birthday Cake

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

The Best Healthy Carrot Cake You’ll Ever Eat (gluten free & paleo-friendly!)

I hope you love these delicious, healthy recipes using tahini! If you make any of them be sure to head the recipe to leave a comment & a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

Download My FREE 7-Day Meal Plan

Download My FREE 7-Day Meal Plan

Join the AK email list and get my brand new, FREE Simple & Nourishing 7-day Meal Plan delivered to your inbox.

    Leave a comment & rating

    Your email address will not be published.

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


    Show Comments

    You might also like