ta·​hi·​ni | \ tə-ˈhē-nē How to pronounce tahini (audio) , tä-\

Definition of tahini

: a smooth paste of sesame seeds

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Great hummus, however, embraces its elemental ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic and olive oil. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "10 hummus dishes to eat now in Chicago, ranked, one with fried chicken cracklings," 22 Aug. 2019 Things like tomato paste, tahini, miso, and egg yolks also fall into the emulsifier category. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make the Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing With One Easy Formula," 26 Feb. 2019 Sauces and condiments Culture and strain labneh, grind and age zhoug, blend tahini and pickle vegetables. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The science behind a feast of flavor pairings at Kismet in Los Angeles," 12 July 2019 Their airy hummus dialed back the garlic and tahini and pushed forward the lemon. Los Angeles Times, "A food critic feeds his love for Lebanese cuisine at the source," 17 Aug. 2019 Pick up a jar of good tahini and flip through these recipes to find delicious ways to use it up. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Tahini isn’t just for hummus. Here are 10 recipes to use up that jar.," 12 Aug. 2019 Transfer zucchini to blender along with garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon mint and pulse to combine. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Zucchanoush," 2 Aug. 2019 The falafel is served on a bed of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, a few pickled peppers and a side of tahini. Jennifer Day, chicagotribune.com, "Craving: Middle Eastern food, from savory kebabs to aromatic spices, perfectly puffed pitas and more," 1 Aug. 2019 To serve this growing demographic, major retailers are expanding the ethnic food aisles offering such Middle Eastern staples as hummus, tahini, falafel and increasingly, gourmet sweets. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "How an Old School Jordanian Sweets Maker Made it to Walmart," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of tahini

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tahini

Arabic dialect ṭaḥīna, from ṭaḥana to grind

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