Artisana Organic Raw Tahini


One thing I have learned is that I am not a big tahini fan … at least not in the “just spread some tahini on that” or “how about some tahini-rich dressing” kind of ways. However, I do recognize tahini‘s ability to transform sauces, dips, and dressings into a magical blend of flavors.

That said, this was the third brand of tahini I have tried, and I can honestly say that Artisana’s Tahini is a truly superior product. When tasted off the spoon it is strong and bitter, but when I whipped up a cheesy sauce (off the cuff), WOW, sensational. Of course, I used a blend of their tahini and cashew butter in the sauce, and of course I forgot to take notes of the quantities used so that I could make the sauce again. I guess more experimentation is in order … but really, with ingredients like this, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Beyond the cheesy sauce, the tahini worked beautifully in homemade hummus and it even adds a bold punch of flavor and thickness to salad dressings for the tahini-averse …

Half a tablespoon of tahini alone:

Artisana Organic Raw Tahini

After whisking in 1/2 tablespoon Artisana's Cashew Butter, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, about 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon (or a wee bit more) honey or agave:

Artisana Organic Raw Tahini

This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook. For more information on this product and where to purchase it, see the Artisana website.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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