Salata Tahini--Middle Eastern Tahini Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by chef FIFI

This recipe goes well with just about every middle eastern dish. Its very flavorful, one of my favorites. I make this at home, but I am not good at keeping measurements, so I snagged it off of the web and tweaked it, to the way I make it at home.*To spice it up you can also add chopped hot pepper to it as well*.

Top Review by BellaChantella

I make this at home all the time, and your recipe was great! I usually add finely chopped white onion to this salad also. Very fulfilling and easy to make!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. *May need to adjust tahini and water levels to desired consistency*. Consistency should be creamy.
  2. Dice up tomatoes and cucumbers and combine them together in a medium bowl.
  3. Place garlic, hot pepper and salt in a mortar.
  4. Smash until mushed.
  5. Tahini dressing takes a bit of stirring to become creamy so, you can either add tahini,and water in a bowl by itself and mix or you can add to the same bowl with the cucumbers and tomatoes.
  6. Add lemon in increments to achieve desired tartness.
  7. Stir the dressing until smooth and creamy.
  8. combine everything including garlic/hot pepper together making sure you have added the mint.
  9. Take tbsp of dried mint, Place in hand and take other hand and rub together, this will sort of grind the mint up smaller and separate it from any stems.
  10. Place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  11. Serve with a swirl of olive oil on top.
  12. Enjoy!

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