Sesame seed dip

Tahini Dip

Preparation info
  • Makes

    500 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

Tahini is a creamy beige sauce prepared from ground sesame seeds. It may be purchased in tins or jars in Middle Eastern delicatessens, healthfood shops and some supermarkets. Seasoned with garlic, chillies and lots of lemon it is favoured throughout the Middle East, slathered over pita bread stuffed with felafel (chickpea croquettes) or shreds of grilled meats.

Tahini, also known as tahina, is also enjoyed as a dip and makes delicious party fare mixed with vegetables or herbs. Tradi