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

Makes 2½ cups


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


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