(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. 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

  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. Grilled Lamb Kabobs with Tahini Sauce

    Fri, 8 Jul 2016

    For many years now, I’ve tried to grow mint in my flower-beds-slash-garden, key word here being “tried”. For some odd reason, I was never successful. I know, I know: mint is supposed to be super easy to grow, too easy even. I’ve been warned so many times, you know: don’t grow mint, don’t grow mint,

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