green tahini - טחינה ירוקה

homemade tahini is easy to make, has not preservatives and very healthy. it contains tahini paste (ground sesame seeds), garlic, cumin, lemon juice, little bit of olive oil and water. tahini is a popular condiment for meat, salads, and even works wonderfully as a spread for bread. basically, anything you can think off. i usually make mine on the weekend, keep it in an old jar and use it with various foods throughout the week.
my favorite tahini is green tahini and that is usually what i make. the difference between regular tahini and green tahini is the addition of one simple ingredient, parsley. you can also make red tahini with the addition of red peppers. the parsley is a very dominant addition both in color and taste, as is the red pepper. besides being delicious, tahini is also very healthy containing lots of iron, vitamins and minerals.

1/2 cup tahini paste
1 bunch of parsley chopped
4 garlic cloves chopped
juice from one lemon
1/4 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs olive oil
in food processor combine the tahini paste parsley and garlic.
add lemon juice cumin, salt and pepper.
add olive oil.
add water while processing till desire thickness.


Amy said...

I've also had a green tahini made with coriander instead of parsley - it's a strong flavour but very tasty.

sarit said...

wow. thats sounds interesting. will definitely try it next time. thanks for sharing.