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

Definition of tahini

: a smooth paste of sesame seeds

Examples of tahini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the tahini, water, lemon juice, pepper flakes, salt and cumin, and pulse until the mixture is smooth and easily pourable, about 1 minute. Washington Post, "Creamy hummus and broiled shrimp are the foundation for a quick dinner bowl," 13 Oct. 2020 In the past, customers have each received a sourdough chocolate chip cookie to go with their Italian bread and a tahini cookie with their Israeli bread. Pooja Krishna, Dallas News, "Plano baker launches new bread delivery service called BreadEx," 9 Sep. 2020 Cook some noodles, then toss with a simple tahini dressing and crisp raw veggies and crunchy peanuts to serve up cold. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "5 recipes for sandwiches, salads and other summer favorites that require minimal cooking for maximum enjoyment," 17 Aug. 2020 Just put equal parts tahini and olive oil in a blender with vinegar or lemon juice to taste. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Paul’s Cooking Tips: 3 ways to use up that jar of tahini after making hummus: dressings, dips and Lebanese condiment tarator," 15 Aug. 2020 Skip the olive oil and blend equal parts tahini and lemon juice with salt, a fistful of parsley and oodles of garlic. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Paul’s Cooking Tips: 3 ways to use up that jar of tahini after making hummus: dressings, dips and Lebanese condiment tarator," 15 Aug. 2020 Allow mixture to simmer until temperature reaches 250 F. While sugar syrup is cooking, place tahini and salt in a large bowl. Dallas News, "Super sesame: 5 recipes for chicken wings, hummus, halva and even ice cream," 24 July 2020 There was no fruit in the house, no nuts, no tahini. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "There's No Better Time to… Add Brown Butter to Your Oatmeal," 22 May 2020 This adaptation substitutes in a couple pantry staples: dried udon noodles and tahini. Washington Post, "Cold Tahini Noodles With Vegetables," 4 Feb. 2020

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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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17 Oct 2020

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“Tahini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tahini. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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