So what is tahini?
Let’s just start with the obvious… tahini is life. I don’t know any plant eaters that aren’t obsessed with it! For those of you that don’t know, tahini is a paste made from roasted and pressed sesame seeds.
After scrolling through my Instagram feed and this super creamy and drippy tahini kept showing up in my feed. I investigated and found Soom Tahini…not only is it AMAZING but it is also made in Philadelphia. I live in New Jersey, about a 15-20 minute drive from Philadelphia, so this was super exciting for me. Once I was given the opportunity to try out their tahini and I have to admit – it is quite the game changer.
2 tbsp (32g) of tahini:
17.2g fat (6.5g monounsaturated, 7.5g polyunsaturated, 0.1g omega 3, 7.4g omega 6, 2.4g saturated fat)
6.8g carbohydrates (3.0g fiber, 1.9g starch, 0.6g sugar)
Thiamin (B1) 35%
Riboflavin (B2) 14%
Niacin (B3) 12%
I decided to only list the micronutrients that tahini is a good source of (10-19% of DV) or excellent source of (20%+ of DV) just to emphasize how nutrient dense tahini is!
Check out my post on why I use whole fats like tahini instead of refined fats like oil! Another great thing about Soom Foods is that their tahini is oil-free, because the only ingredient is sesame seeds.
For the first 21 years of my life, I HATED cilantro and lime. I wouldn’t eat anything that even touched these two ingredients. But after going vegan over two years ago, my taste buds have changed quite a bit (and so have my cravings.) I decided to give them both a try about a month back and now I am obsessed. Everything I eat is flavored with lime and/or cilantro! Goes to show that you should never stop trying new things (even if they are just new to you!)
- 2 tbsp (32g) tahini
- 2 tbsp (10g) hot water
- 1 tbsp (12g) sriracha sauce
- 1 tbsp (15g) lime juice
- ¼ tsp (1g) chili powder
- In a small bowl, mix together tahini, hot water, sriracha sauce, lime juice, and chili powder.
- Keep in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks, enjoy!
How do I use this sauce?
- Use it as a salad dressing
- Toss your roasted veggies in it
- Dip potatoes in it
- Smother on toast
- Eat it with a spoon…