The difference between one brand of tahini and the next is huge. Some can be a bit claggy, whilst others, like the Al Arz brand, are utterly smooth and nutty. When tahini is this creamy, it can be used not only to make the best hummus but also as a sauce or dressing. Try drizzling some over your next scoop of vanilla ice cream or slice of grilled banana bread, for example, or mixing it with Greek yogurt and some chopped parsley to be spooned on top of a tray of roasted vegetables, meat or fish.
Some of our favourite recipes where tahini is the star include Smoky, Creamy Pasta with Burnt Aubergine and Tahini and Char-grilled Sprouting Broccoli with Sweet Tahini