Forget about hummus for a second and let’s talk tahini. Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste made of ground sesame seeds that is served as a sauce for kebabs or inside sandwiches like the doner. To make the sauce, tahini paste is combined with lemon, cumin, garlic, olive oil and thinned with a little water. 

Tahini is an excellent source of copper, manganese and methionine, an amino acid. We’re told those are all things that are good for the body. Most essentially, the stuff is straight-up delicious. Step up your salad game by using tahini as a dressing. 

Use Today’s Word Of The Day: When In Europe, First Stop: Doner