Luscious Middle Eastern street food at home

Easy to cook and a joy to eat, Tahina take-home goods are made by hand, with care, in Melbourne

Tahina (noun) is a paste made from sesame seeds, most familiar to many as the base ingredient for hummus. However, this Middle Eastern creamy paste has countless applications. It is particularly delicious alongside the delectable green or red falafels made by Melbourne-based company and namesake, Tahina Goods. 

As an extension of their incredibly popular Middle Eastern Tahina Bar in Northcote (Melbourne), founders Roy Sassonkin and Natalie Powell have spent years perfecting their falafel and sauce recipes to give customers a taste of their street food flavours at home.

Tahina Goods falafels are produced free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives with a focus on recipes developed from fresh, healthy ingredients. Packaged beautifully in easy-to-grab take-home packs, the falafels are gluten-free, a breeze to prepare and perfect combined with salads, in wraps or pita pockets or added to a platter.

The herbaceous, aromatic and zesty Green Falafel is a blend of chickpeas, parsley, coriander and mint. Equally appealing, the Red Falafel is a vibrant blend of activated chickpeas, red capsicum and brown onions with smoked paprika, red chillies and cumin. Made by hand, with a combination of locally-grown ingredients and spices from abroad, the falafels are a dynamic variation on the traditional falafel. 

A star accompaniment is the Zhoug sauce. Based on the traditional Yemeni hot sauce, the Tahina Goods version boasts a flavour bomb combination of pickled heirloom Shifka chillies, green chillies, garlic, cumin and extra virgin olive oil with a lavish amount of fresh coriander and parsley, elevating both the flavour and colour.  

A bonus in foodservice preparation that ensures efficiency, Tahina Goods falafels are baked in the oven for 15 minutes, rather than fried in oil, making them even more appealing for busy chefs. The method maintains falafels that are moist on the inside and crispy on the outside, perfect for placing alongside hummus and Zhoug!

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