He was mostly used to eating it as an add-on ingredient with hummus. When he was diagnosed with colitis back in 2006 and could not consume many (especially fibrous) foods, he went to a nutritionist, who
advised him to eat tahini with everything he ate.
She explained that being easily digestible and very high in protein and good nutrients, tahini would promote fast healing and would strengthen his digestive system. As the raw tahini paste is pretty thick in consistency and not that tasty by itself, Boaz started experimenting by adding different natural ingredients to it to make it a delicious, ready-to-serve tahini.
After many years of experimentation, he came up with the winning recipe, which is based on ground and roasted sesame seeds, and just the right proportions of fresh, green herbs and other natural, plant-based ingredients.
Not only did the Green Tahini nurse Boaz back to health, it was so delicious that our entire family all became addicted to it.
Our two daughters enjoy it the most with chips and carrots, or as a spread on their cheese or turkey sandwiches. We use it as a salad dressing, put it on every sandwich we eat, marinade our fish or meat dishes with it, use it as a creamy sauce on rice or eggs…or just take it straight up! One of our favorite breakfast meals is to just have it on a rice cracker or toast with some really good coffee.
It’s a great, healthy replacement for mayonnaise, mustard or ketchup on hamburgers and hot dogs. It is especially great on kebabs!
After many years of making it for ourselves, friends, and family members, we received a lot of encouragement to share it with the wider Louisville/Boulder community. In August 2019, we started selling it at the Louisville Farmer’s Market. From 2020, Green Tahini became a Boulder County Farmers Market vendor. We are super excited to report that you can now also buy our tahini at various retail locations in Boulder, Nederland, and Denver. We are so thrilled to continue to make and share our tahini with all of you for many years to come!
Can’t stop eating tahini,
Liz & Boaz
Co-owners, Green Tahini LLC