Sesame Dip (Tahini)
Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, Cypriot and Middle Eastern cuisine. Tahini is served as a dip on its own e.g. as a typical component of Cypriot meze or as a major ingredient of hummus. To read my former article about “Cypriot food and beverage traditions” – click here.
5 Tbsp Tahini (natural)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 cup lukewarm water
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp parsley for garnishing (optional)
A pinch of freshly ground pepper, optional
Heat the water to dissolve the tahini.
In a food processor add the tahini, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Process to form a cream, adding the water and finally the olive oil.
Sprinkle some parsley on top.
Cover with cling film and store in refrigerator.
Makes about 1 cup of tahini dip