Definition of tahini
: a smooth paste of sesame seeds
Recent Examples of tahini from the Web
Note: Look for tahini alongside Middle Eastern ingredients or in the natural-foods section of the supermarket.
Make tahini sauce: Whisk together the tahini and yogurt, then whisk in other sauce ingredients.
Benne seeds (aka sesame seeds), which came to South Carolina from Africa circa 1730, freckle smoked carrots nestled among collard greens planted in tahini sauce that amplifies the sesame flavor.
Whisk the tahini, water and lemon juice together in a medium bowl, until creamy and well blended.
Its base is the crisp lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onion that are often piled on top of a falafel sandwich, and it is dressed with the sandwich's classic lemon-tahini dressing.
A variety of toppings such as cucumbers, chickpea salad, and black olives as well as sauces such as tahini and tzatziki allows diners to customize their meal.
Sweet things also welcome the creamy nuttiness of tahini.
Good tahini is also delicious as is, drizzled over ice cream.
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Origin and Etymology of tahini
Arabic dialect ṭaḥīna, from ṭaḥana to grind
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
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