I love tahini and use it in so many things beyond hummus. I mean…halva? It’s so good. If you’re unfamiliar with tahini, think of it like peanut butter’s sesame seed counterpart. Originating in the Middle East, many cuisines now call for this creamy sesame deliciousness, including Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and some Asian too. And of course, you’ll now find tahini put in so many California-driven dishes —- it’s healthy and makes a really good salad dressing!