Tahini (sesame paste) is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine. It's one of the main ingredients in hummus (along with chickpeas) but can be used in so many different ways.
Sesame is high in phosphorus and manganese, which is good for bone health; is rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is a healthy fat containing a variety of vitamins and minerals.
During lockdown, I ran out of maple syrup so started putting tahini and powdered sugar on my pancakes and that's pretty much how I enjoy eating them all the time now.
I also like to make a salad dressing with tahini and serve it over romaine, tomatoes, onions and roasted potatoes. (For the dressing I mix a TBS of tahini with lemon juice, s&p, cumin powder, garlic powder and water til I get a creamy, pourable consistency.)
The containers the paste comes in are a nice, thick plastic and since there's no recycling here, I've been saving some of them which I recently used for planting coriander seeds.The sprouts really started to grow after our first rainfall.