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What can I substitute for tahini?

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Replace tahini with peanut butter to enjoy the same nutty flavor with a twist, or use sesame oil in its place to maintain the sesame flavor in a dish. While both have a slightly different taste than tahini, they are suitable substitutes that are often times easier to find.

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What can I substitute for tahini?
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For an even more authentic taste, three parts of peanut butter can be mixed with one part sesame oil to create a creamy paste that has both the texture and taste of tahini. When sesame seeds are available, they can be blended together with a small amount of vegetable oil to create homemade tahini.

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