Tahinah (Sesame Dip)

Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This dip can be used as an appetizer, dip, a first course or a salad dressing. This recipe makes a thick version, but can be thinned with water to the desired consistency.

Directions

  1. Place sesame paste in blender goblet.
  2. On low, slowly add water and lemon juice.
  3. When mixture resembles mayonnaise, add remaining ingredients and blend well*A pretty way to serve Tahinah is to spread it on a plate, then swirl with a knife to create a circle design.
  4. Garnish with chopped parsley or paprika.
  5. Serve as a dip with raw vegies or with pita bread.
Most Helpful

I haven't actually cooked this one, but it is a very nice dip that shouldn't be missed when you make "meze" (Cyprus/Greece). When I was in Cyprus there wasn't a meal without it. Only instead of paprika they always used parsley. Worth trying, if you get the paste.

Anke R September 24, 2004