ta·​hi·​ni | \tə-ˈhē-nē, tä-\

Definition of tahini 

: a smooth paste of sesame seeds

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That means tahini, pomegranate molasses, and all the lentils. Bon Appetit, "Sahadi's," 25 June 2018 Tahini Maple Oat Bites Makes 10 servings Ingredients • 1 1/2 cup oats, separated • 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon tahini• 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup • 1 tablespoon flax seeds • 1/4 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips Preparation 1. NBC News, "What you should eat before a workout," 6 June 2018 Mix in the tahini, garlic, smoked paprika and cumin until well-combined. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Pair your hurricane cocktail with these recipes," 30 May 2018 The tahini clung to mushy tuna cubes in a bitter, chalky shroud. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Clever Rabbit boasts flavorful cocktails, but veggie-centric dishes lack freshness and seasoning," 18 July 2017 At Tal's Hummus, shakshouka is served with tahini, pita and challah bread, and a side salad that includes delicious pickles imported from Israel. Judy Walker, NOLA.com, "Shakshouka for Lent? Israeli dish of eggs and tomatoes is perfect any time," 2 Mar. 2018 On the one hand, the chicken nalu bowl ($8) is downright virtuous, a mix of rice and chicken in tahini-yogurt dressing, with onion, red bell pepper and carrot, plus fried chickpeas, a crunchy highlight. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "International flavors, down at the corner bar, are an American experience," 3 July 2018 Signature hummus is thick and kind of bland, unlike the creamy hummus-tahini jawns at, say, Dizengoff, Hey Hummus, Mama’s, and Hummusology across town. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Hummus options keep spreading | Let's Eat," 6 June 2018 The tahini is subtle and helps to draw everything together within the folds of pillowy pita bread. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "The Grape Leaf's food - and patio - will take you to the Mediterranean," 6 June 2018

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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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