If you’re allergic to eggs, just don’t like mayonnaise, or tired of the same old recipes, pasta and potato salads may seem firmly off the menu, but substituting tahini for mayo will give you a creamy, extremely flavorful salad, no mayo needed.
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If you’re familiar with the toasted sesame paste, you know that it’s super savoury and super creamy, and pretty much goes great on everything. (It’s also vegan, if that’s something you’re into.) To make a tahini dressing, start with equal parts tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice, and add other flavourings like Dijon mustard, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss your pasta, potatoes, or broccoli in the dressing and add in whatever vegetables (or non-vegetables) you see fit. The resulting salad will be so delicious, you won’t even miss the mayo.
Why You Should Be Putting Tahini in Your Pasta Salad [The Kitchn]