Tahini paste is a base for many vegetarian Lebanese dishes, particularly in a mezze platter. A mezze platter consists of a variety of dips to be had with pita bread and crudites, with almost each one consisting of a few spoons of tahini.
Tahini is readily available in bottles and jars – but why buy the extra sodium and preservatives? Tahini is as easy to make at home with minimum time requirement – and you can make this in advance and store in an airtight jar for a week or so.
Tahini is a base for hummus, mutabal, muhammara, salad dressings, falafel tahini sauce, and many more dips.