Tashi

November 11th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Tashi is the Cyprus version of tahini with yogurt and a good amount of garlic. It is usually eaten with bread.

Makes 2½ cups

INGREDIENTS

3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
½ cup sesame paste
Juice of 3 lemons
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup plain Greek style yogurt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
1tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine
Salt to taste

PREPARATION

Mix together all ingredients until well blended. A food processor or handheld processor will do, but do not over blend.

Balsamic Herbed Tahini

November 9th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes approx ¾ cup

INGREDIENTS

2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Juice of 2 lemons (approx 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon tahini (hulled or unhulled)
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
Salt/pepper

PREPARATION

Whisk together in a small mixing bowl garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and tahini, until emulsified well.

Serve with mixed baby greens or mesclun mix salad

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