ta·​hi·​ni | \ tə-ˈhē-nē, tä-\

Definition of tahini

: a smooth paste of sesame seeds

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And four-ingredient cashew cream is another versatile choice, as is hummus or tahini, whether used on its own or mixed with herbs and spices. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Quick and easy garnishes to glam up your plain, boring food," 4 Sep. 2018 But Salmonella can also turn up in unexpected places — like in tahini, or on cantaloupes, or even drugs like cannabis and kratom. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Machine learning could help figure out what pooped on your produce," 12 Dec. 2018 This can be lemon or lime juice, vinegar, olive or nut oil (walnut and hazelnut are especially good), hummus, garlic-tahini dressing, pesto, hot sauce, soy sauce. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 After lunch, wander down to Kalei Coffee Co. to chill in their shaded courtyard with a big slice of chocolate-and-halvah pie, the local sweet made from tahini. John Gregory-smith, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Lebanon, Let Food Be Your Guide," 16 Oct. 2018 He’s more of a lamb patties with green tahini kind of guy, seasoned with the herbs right outside the front door. Jessica Steinberg, Bon Appetit, "The Well-Crafted Kitchen: Inside an Israeli Chef’s Stunning Farmhouse and Garden," 8 June 2018 Makes 25 energy bites Ingredients: 2 cups dates, pitted ½ cup tahini¼ cup ground flaxseed 2 tbsp cocoa powder Directions: In a food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until well combined. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 For early morning coffee runs, visit Do Your Thing and be sure to fuel up on their Jerusalem toast, a tasty avocado and tahini combo. Hannah Zisman, Marie Claire, "Weekend Travel Guide: Where to Stay, Eat and Drink in Marfa, Texas," 24 July 2018 Or blend it with tahini, honey, orange zest and toasted pistachios. Tia Keenan, WSJ, "The Cheese You Need Right Now," 7 Sep. 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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