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What is a tahini made of?
Tahini is made of three ingredients: hulled sesame seeds, oil and sometimes salt. Hulled sesame seeds are typically toasted then ground and emulsified with oil to create a smooth, creamy seed butter with a pourable consistency
Tahini is a paste that is made from sesame seeds, but it's not the same as sesame paste, as a recipe might call for. The biggest difference is that sesame paste is made from toasted seeds whereas tahini is made using raw seeds
What is tahini substitute?
Because tahini is the butter of sesame seeds, you might want to consider a nut or seed butter as a go-to substitute. Other options include greek yogurt and sesame oil. These tahini substitutes will complement your dish since they are all sources of healthy fats and contribute to a creamy consistency
Is hummus and tahini the same thing?
In fact, tahini is one of hummus' main ingredients, along with chickpeas and olive oil. That's why our favorite dip can be so rich and delicious—in hummus, tahini adds smoothness to the texture, as well as a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.