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I wanted to add a tip I learned from an old Lebanese cookbook I have.Put the tahini in a small bowl first,slowly add a tablespoon or two of very warm water.Stir vigorously with a fork.This makes the tahini creamy and smooth and easier to add to any dish you are making.
Tastes yummy 4 stars but healthy stuff makes it 5 along with my kids DD1 (5 years old) and DD2 (15 months) liking it (yes I have healthy children alhamdulillah (praise b e to God)). I used organic tahini by Nut`s to You, water in the tahini like a reviewer mentioned and another recipe we love, recipe/149565, 2 organic lemons (they were cold from the refrigerator), 4 organic garlic cloves for our health, same amout of cayenne pepper as the poster uses (also for the health), organic English cucumbers, plus the rest of the ingredients. Made for Healthy Choices Tag Game 2013.
My husband liked this "ok" enough to eat half of the recipe, but I didn't want more than two bites. This dressing is too strong to just pour over cucumbers. I think that if it were thinned with more lemon juice and water, it would make a good dip for cukes, veges or pita chips. ZWT8
I wish I would have read Somogirl's tip first, but I didn't. Mine turned into a paste. But I added water then, and it came out just fine. I think maybe tahini is an acquired taste, but it could grow on me. it definitely was better with salt! Thanks for introducing me to something new!
I needed something quick and simple just for me this afternoon and this fit the bill very well. I do confess to adding salt, it just wasn't coming together for me without it, and I drizzled some flax oil on top at the end. Made half the recipe and served with sliced cucumber and other fresh veg....and some leftover veggie burgers. I'm just missing some pita triangles! I think this would be great as a sandwich spread, and would likely add a clove of garlic next time. I didn't eat the entire thing so I'm planning to work the leftovers into a salad dressing tonight.
Believe it or not, ~Tasty Dish~ liked this. Used a fresh English cucumber from our CSA box and homemade tahini. Added fresh chives from our garden and fresh cilantro for garnish. A super quick and healthy snack for elevenses served with Arabic bread and fresh strawberries. Reviewed for Veg Tag/March.