Serving

Tahini Dressing
Near East - North Africa

Makes
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
3/4 cup  
*
15 min  
Yes
An important dip/dressing used from the Iran and the Levant across North Africa through Morocco and also in Greece, Turkey and Armenia. It is used for green salads, vegetables, fish, meat and ground meat dishes. If used as a dressing for fish you might up the lemon juice by 1 T. I usually skip the sugar as do many other recipes. Some season with a bit of black pepper.




1/3
1/3
1/4
2
3/4
1/4
c
c
c
cl
t
t
Tahini (1)
Water
Lemon Juice
Garlic
Salt
Sugar (opt)
  1. Stir Tahini very well (the oil tends to rise to the top).
  2. Crush GARLIC, slice and chop very fine.
  3. Mix All Ingredients thoroughly. Use a blender or mini-processor if you like, but I find that a lot more trouble than it's worth. I just chop the garlic very fine and stir the dressing well.
NOTES:
  1. Tahini:   is a paste made from lightly toasted sesame seeds and available in any market serving a Middle Eastern community. Asian sesame paste is different. See our Sesame Page for details.
  2. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
mjv_tahinidres1 081101 inet var   -   www.clovegarden.com
©Andrew Grygus - agryg@aaxnet.com - Linking to and non-commercial use of this page is permitted.