(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. Awesome Appetizers: Make Stuffed Grape Leaves at Home

    Thu, 15 May 2014

    them in it as well. I served my grape leaves cold with a lemon yogurt tahini sauce, which was a mixture of minced garlic, olive oil , lemon juice, Greek yogurt , tahini , and paprika. This tasty appetizer will definitely earn a spot on my

  3. Buy It vs. Make It: Hummus

    Thu, 23 Feb 2012

    chickpeas and grinding them with some tahini , as this recipe told me to do. The result ..... s nuts, but it’s how I roll. The tahini is also pricey, about $7 for a 16-ounce ..... of cooked chickpeas) and make your own tahini (also not hard — just toasting sesame seeds

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Miso Tahini Soup

    Sat, 21 Dec 2013

    and restorative with brown rice, winter squash, and a miso- tahini broth. Then there's avocado, lemon zest, toasted nori ..... quick broth - its rich nuttiness is thanks to the inclusion of tahini . We served the vegetables and broth over brown rice, but you

  2. Fill Your National Taco Day with Mushrooms

    Fri, 3 Oct 2014

    taco toppings bar, including a mushroom based meatless taco filling! Mediterranean Crimini Mushroom Tacos with Tahini Sauce – The tahini sauce is a perfect complement to lend creamy deliciousness to these satisfying, umami rich mushroom tacos. Grilled

  3. cauliflower slaw

    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    in a world filled with avocado cup salads , broccoli slaw , butternut squash , carrot salads with harissa, feta and mint or tahini and crisped chickpeas , chopped salads with lime, sunflower seeds and radishes , crushed peas with sesame dressing and fennel with blood oranges * I

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