Tahini Is A Surprisingly Tasty Smoothie Ingredient

A good smoothie should be creamy, cold, and smooth. Sure, you can add milk to help with the texture, but not everyone wants to start their day with dairy. For a smooth, creamy, slightly nutty blended beverage, Epicurious takes a page from the book of hummus and employs the power of tahini.

Photo by Quinn Dombrowski.

I'm already a big fan of tahini in desserts, so this move makes sense to me. According to Tommy Werner, the sesame paste plays a role here similar to the one it plays in hummus, mixing in and providing a pleasing texture without distracting from the other ingredients. Just add in a tablespoon or two — perhaps into a date shake? — and enjoy the rich, creamy goodness tahini brings to the party.

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