tahini

noun
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 Cooked carrots are a Thanksgiving staple, but rather than slathering them in butter, this recipe calls for seasoned tahini. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 19 Nov. 2021 Drizzle chops and the serving plate with some of the green chile tahini and olive oil. chicagotribune.com, 11 Oct. 2021 Dudash folds hummus into her tuna salad and uses tahini in Caesar dressing to give it a lush and creamy texture. Casey Barber, CNN, 23 Oct. 2021 But the batter also has thick tahini running through it and arrives sprinkled with fat flecks of smoked salt. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, 26 Oct. 2021 Za’atar croissants, baklava cheesecake and tahini-chocolate cake are typical mashups inside Nicolas and Susanna Kurban’s Mediterranean bakery, a new grab-and-go offshoot of the couple’s Lebanese bistro on Delray’s Atlantic Avenue. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2021 The tahini is subtle and kept it interesting, while the cinnamon and cloves definitely reminded me of pumpkin pie. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 7 Oct. 2021 Za’atar croissants, baklava cheesecake and tahini-chocolate cake are typical mashups inside Nicolas and Susanna Kurban’s Mediterranean bakery, a new grab-and-go offshoot of the couple’s Lebanese bistro on Delray’s Atlantic Avenue. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 29 Sep. 2021 This one takes the traditional Palestinian tomato-tahini salad and marries it with fried eggplant sandwiches, reimagining both as a single dish. Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2021

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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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Last Updated

23 Nov 2021

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“Tahini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tahini. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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