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Tahini Hummus The Delicious Not So Guilty Pleasure

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Tahini is a flavorful paste and/or dip made from ground and hulled or unhulled sesame seeds and is often used in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African cuisine. Though it is often served with other classic Mediterranean dishes such as baba ghanoush and halva.

Unhulled tahini is made from whole sesame seeds, retaining more of its nutritional value. Hulled tahini, while still tasty, is stripped of most of its nutritional value due to the hulling process.

Both varieties are often combined with another Mediterranean staple, hummus, to make tahini hummus dip. Hummus is made from ground chickpeas, garlic, sea salt, lemon, and olive oil. However, hummus dips are often combine with other fresh, savory ingredients to create several different varieties, including basil pesto hummus and roasted garlic hummus dip.

Tahini hummus dip is an exceptionally nutritious food, despite tasting rich and indulgent. It’s rich in essential vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, lecithin, and iron. Also, it’s a good source of methionine, a potent liver detoxifer. Also, tahini hummus dip has more calcium than milk. Not to mention it an excellent source of lean protein, which is essential to cell repair and maintaining and building lean muscle. This tasty dip, similar to guacamole, is also high in healthy, unsaturated fat.

while tahini hummus dip is traditionally eaten with pita bread and chips, it can be used for a variety of other culinary purposes. It can be used to replace fattening condiments such as mayonnaise, used as a salad topping or dressing, or mixed into a stir fry.

The possibilities, as well as the health benefits, are seemingly endless.

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