Tahini

(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.

Recipes

  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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Articles

  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. Baba Ghanoush – The Day After Dip

    Wed, 8 Jul 2015

    No matter what you’re grilling this summer, chances are good you’re going to have more hot coals than food to cook on it, which makes baba ghanoush the perfect post-barbecue recipe. Instead of those glowing embers going gently into the sweet night, why not grill up some eggplant, and make one of the world’s best vegetable dips? You can cook the eggplant any way you want, but charcoal is my favorite. Next best would be cooked over a gas burner, but that can really mess up your stove, so I guess the real next best is baked at 400 F. until they collapse, and get very soft. As you can see in the clip, this is not a very complicated recipe. As long as this is seasoned thoughtfully, you should be enjoying a wonderfully savory, yet refreshing dip. Just be sure to pay attention to the salt. Eggplant, like almost every vegetable, needs a good amount of salt to bring out the flavor. The difference between a terrible dip, and a stellar spread can be as little as a half teaspoon of salt. Wait for the mixture to cool completely in the fridge, taste it ice-cold, and adjust with more salt, as needed. Same goes for the lemon, cayenne, and the tahini . If you grill these after a cookout, but have had too much fun, and don’t feel like doing any more work, you can peel them the next day, and this will work out the same. I hope you give this delicious baba ghanoush a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for about 6 cups Baba Ghanoush: 3 or 4 large Italian eggplant 2 cloves crushed garlic 2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste juice from 1 or 2 lemons, or to taste 3 tbsp tahini , or to taste pinch of cayenne 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt 1 minced fresh mint leaf, optional 2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves pita chips and vegetables for dipping

  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 jar ..... of cooked chickpeas) and make your own tahini (also not hard — just toasting sesame seeds

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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. life I want

    Thu, 30 Jul 2015

    roasted vegetables, and a peach-tomato salad with basil lemon- tahini dressing for the parents. And that was before I brought out ..... linda que linda. peach-tomato salad with basil-lemon- tahini dressing I hesitate this to call this a recipe, almost, since it

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