Tahinah (Sesame Dip)

"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."
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Ready In:
2 1/2 cups




  • Place sesame paste in blender goblet.
  • On low, slowly add water and lemon juice.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley or paprika.
  • Serve as a dip with raw vegies or with pita bread.

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  1. 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.


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