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    Middle Eastern Tahini and Yogurt Appetizer

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    Dreamer in Ontario's Note:

    In the Middle East, it has long been believed that, when combined with vegetables, tahini dishes become the ultimate of human edibles. Found in the Toronto Star web site

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    1. 1
      Put yogurt, tahini, cilantro, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne in medium bowl and stir with wooden spoon until blended.
    2. 2
      Spread mixture on small serving platter.
    3. 3
      Decorate with tomato and drizzle with olive oil before serving with assorted veggies and/or pita bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2011


      Used mostly all local ingredients to prepare this recipe. The mixture was pureed in a food processor along with 506 small cherry tomatoes. Served with a platter of fresh vegetables: carrots, bell pepper, raw zucchini, cucumber, the cherry toms, celery with leaves and red radishes. Arabian Pita Bread to accompany the dish and a plate of fresh seasonal fruit: watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew. Really delicious especially adding a few of the cherry tomatoes. Reviewed for Veg Tag/September.

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    • on June 30, 2010


      Like YUM. XD This was excellent. I was disappointed to realize I'd forgotten to buy fresh cilantro, but I used some dried leaves instead. I also used a silken tofu blend as the base (my usual sub for yogurt, as our store only carries soy yogurt sporadically). As the last review suggested, I cut down the vinegar to 2 Tbsp. That was plenty. I miiight have used an extra spoonful of tahini *giggles like a sesame fiend*. I ate this with veggies and light Italian loaf to sop it up. Soooooo delish. Thanks for a keeper! Made for ZWT, SSaSSY.

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    • on June 08, 2010


      I served this dip with carrot sticks and pita chips but unfortunately this just didn't do it for me. I felt the vinegar was the primary flavor (and I even only put in 2 T), so I added extra tahini to mellow it a bit with no success. Now, that being said, I am not a huge lover of Middle Eastern foods - but I do love all the ingredients in this recipe so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I am sure this would appeal to others! Made for ZWT6 for my fellow SSaSSy. THANKS!

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    Nutritional Facts for Middle Eastern Tahini and Yogurt Appetizer

    Serving Size: 1 (95 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 150.0
    Calories from Fat 92
    Total Fat 10.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Cholesterol 11.9 mg
    Sodium 201.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 6.1 g

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