(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. How to Make Tahini Sauce with Too Much Garlic

    Wed, 4 Mar 2015

    This was supposed to be a simple tahini sauce video for teasing our upcoming falafel episode, but it turned into a demonstration on how not to adjust a recipe. Usually this delicious Middle Eastern condiment has just a touch of garlic, if any, for whatever reason I was in a garlicky mood, and ...

  2. 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

  3. Lightened Up Game Day Food: Mediterranean Nachos

    Thu, 29 Jan 2015

    pepper hummus rather than buying it. I blended together about 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, 1 roasted red pepper, 1/3 cup tahini , the juice of 1 lemon, 1 finely chopped garlic clove, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth. Then I thinned it out with a little

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Almonds, Pomegranate and Feta in a Lemony Tahini Dressing

    Tue, 3 Feb 2015

    like parsley and mint. Continuing with the Mediterranean theme I went with a simple lemony tahini based dressing and despite it simply consisting of tahini , lemon juice and salt it is so amazingly good! One of the things that I like most about

  2. 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

  3. baked chickpeas with pita chips and yogurt

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    chickpeas with Middle Eastern spices, but once I’d scooped them onto oven-crisped pita chips, dolloped it with lemon- tahini yogurt sauce, a finely chopped tomato-cucumber salad, well-toasted pine nuts, hot sauce and a fistful of chopped parsley

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