Tahini is a thick paste-like sauce made from sesame seeds with a little bit of oil mixed in to make it the right consistency, and usually nothing else. Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter in texture. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium.
Tahini is an important ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine and several other ethnic cuisines, including Greek, North African, and Turkish cuisine. It’s a central ingredient in recipes such as hummus, as well as many vegan salad dressings, such as goddess dressing and can be used in a variety of other ways as well.