(tuh HEE nee) Tahini is a smooth paste made from sesame seeds. It is used as an ingredient to flavor Middle Eastern dishes and as a spread for bread.


  1. Chicken Salad with Tahini Sauce

    Tahini (tuh-HEE-nee), a thick paste made of ground sesame seed, flavors the dressing for this refreshing chicken and cabbage salad. Look for tahini in the ethnic foods section of your grocery store.

  2. Tahini Sauce

    This garlicky tahini sauce is traditionally served with chicken kebabs, but we loved it with the beef kebabs as well.

  3. Honey-Tahini Dressing

    Extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice are the backbone of this dressing, but it gets a unique toasty flavor from tahini .

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  1. Side Dish Makeover: Broccoli and Grape Salad

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014

    red grapes and a little diced sweet onion. For the dressing, I whisked together: 1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt 1 tbsp tahini 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest Stir the dressing with the broccoli and grapes, and season to taste with

  2. Pumpkin Hummus

    Fri, 11 Sep 2015

    adamant that hummus have enough of one thing: tahini . It’s not a true hummus unless the person making it had a very heavy hand with the tahini . As written, this recipe didn’t call for any tahini , so I went ahead and added it as well as a bit

  3. Colorful Beet Hummus Dip

    Mon, 21 Dec 2015

    beets work just as well—and are way more convenient. Tahini , a paste made from toasted sesame seeds, adds a lovely nuttiness ..... ounce can small whole or sliced beets, drained 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) 2 tablespoons lemon juice

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Chopped Salad with Spiced Chickpeas and Tarragon Tahini Dressing

    Wed, 6 Apr 2016

    Salad with Spiced Chickpeas and Tarragon Tahini Dressing – A crisp Mediterranean inspired salad with lemon chicken, tarragon tahini dressing, and spiced chickpeas. From the book Eating in the Middle by ..... Salad with Spiced Chickpeas and Tarragon Tahini Dressing Author: Andie Mitchell A crisp

  2. Tahini Miso and Cucumber Soba Noodles

    Thu, 28 May 2015

    Cool and refreshing tahini miso and cucumber soba noodles with chickpeas – perfect for a light summer meal! I don’t know if you know anything about NYC weather

  3. carrot tahini muffins

    Thu, 7 Apr 2016

    twinset with crispy chickpeas and tahini . These last two are, of course, my favorites because I think carrots and tahini are exceptional together — it was just ..... And isn’t it timely, too? Tahini , the Middle Eastern paste of ground sesame

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