Note that, like hummus, tahini can be considered a base for algorithmic combinations:
* When making tahini, throw in any flavorful blendable vegetable, such as sun-dried tomatoes or roasted green peppers. In addition to changing the flavors, many of these will make a bright-colored dip or spread.
* Put plain tahini in a dip bowl, then pour on a layer of flavorful fat and a layer of spice blend.
* Put tahini in the bottom of a lunch bowl and then add bowl toppings. Stir and eat.
* For a portable snack, put tahini in the bottom of a cup and stick things in it -- meat sticks, cheese sticks, long crackers, vegetable straws, whatever.