Cypriot Recipes

Sesame Dip (Tahini)

Tahini_2Tahini 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.

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Ingredients:

5 Tbsp Tahini (natural)

1/2 cup lemon juice

Tahini_11 – 2 cloves of garlic

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

Preparation:

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

Source: justaboutcyprus