You surely know tahini, this paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is a fundamental ingredient of Middle Eastern cuisine, and of Lebanon in particular, where it is used especially in the preparation of hummus or halva. It is mixed with water and/or lemon juice to make a sauce traditionally served with falafel, meat or fish, and which goes wonderfully well with vegetables. It is both rich and light, and its delicate taste gives dishes a savory boost. I particularly like it with falafels (duh!), raw carrots and broccolis and of course in a salad. Feel free to adapt this recipe to your own taste and…yepa!

Goddess Tahini Dressing
Course: Main Course, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings: 2
  • 2 TBSP Tahini Paste
  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBSP Water (adjust quantity as needed)
  • 1/2 clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 TBSP Cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  1. Mix Tahini paste with water and stir well

  2. Add lemon juice, garlic, cilantro and salt to taste.

  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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