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Tahini 101: Tahini as a substitute

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As enthusiastic home cooks, we love sharing fun tips and tricks for using tahini in the kitchen. We outlined 10 ways to use Soom Premium Tahini as a substitute for standard ingredients that you may be looking to avoid. With these tips, tahini can make it easier to cut back on dairy, sodium, and other unwanted additives. It can also satisfy that sweet tooth!

1. Replace milk with tahini in hot chocolate

Who doesn’t love a mug of hot chocolate on a snow day? Use tahini instead of milk to make a rich, creamy drink. Boil 1 cup of water and whisk in 2 tablespoons of tahini before adding hot chocolate mix. Top with your mini marshmallows, whipped cream, or chocolate tahini!

2. Replace oil with tahini in boxed cake mix

Every now and then, we all need a little cake, and boxed is sometimes all we have on hand. Use equal volume measurements of tahini in place of oil. If you’re feeling festive, ice the cake with Vanilla Bean Tahini or pour chocolate tahini over the top to create a gorgeous drip cake! 

3. Substitute butter with tahini in cookies

No more last-minute grocery runs when you’re rushing to make cookies for a bake sale. Use tahini instead of butter in chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies. Replace every ½ cup of butter with a ½ cup of tahini and 1 tablespoon of water.

4. Replace eggs with tahini in cookie dough

Did you accidentally use all your eggs at breakfast and now you’re craving chocolate cookies? No problem! For every egg, use 2 tablespoons of tahini mixed with 4 tablespoons of water.

5. Use tahini instead of butter for a roux 

Rouxs are a cooking essential when making soups, gravies, and sauces. Stop making a roux with unhealthy ingredients and add the power of tahini! Replace equal volume measurements of butter with tahini, then use your dairy-free roux to make a creamy, dairy-free sauce or velouté. 

6. Replace butter in muffins with tahini 

Muffins make a great grab & go breakfast or snack. Give your muffins a nutritional boost with tahini and never worry about what's in them again. Replace the butter with an equal volume of tahini. Pair your dairy-free muffin with a cup of coffee and you’re set for a day of success. 

7. Replace heavy cream with tahini for chocolate truffles

Show someone how much you care and surprise them with chocolate truffles. Make healthier truffles by replacing heavy cream with an equal volume replacement of tahini. Then roll the truffles with all their favorite toppings like shredded coconut, cocoa powder, or chopped nuts. 

8. Replace half the peanut butter in peanut butter cookies with tahini 

Surprise the kids with cookies and milk after a long school day. For a unique, lower sugar twist on traditional peanut butter cookies, replace half the peanut butter with tahini! 

9. Replace half the peanut butter in peanut butter cups with tahini 

Put a spin on a classic peanut butter cup by replacing half the peanut butter with tahini. Each bite will greet you with a chocolaty yet nutty surprise. 

10. Substitute tahini for miso in ramen recipes 

Too much salt can overpower a dish. Not any more. Substitute tahini for half the miso in a soup or ramen recipe. This is a great way to reduce sodium! Find your favorite Tahini today.

1 Response

Barbara. Berkowitz

Barbara. Berkowitz

May 27, 2022

Great tips

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