Tag Archives: tahini

Lentil Dip

We like this alternative to the ubiquitous chickpeas of our hummus dips. This recipe uses cooked lentils, which goes great with the sweet curry powder and garlic. We found this recipe on the back of a box of gluten-free crackers, … Continue reading

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Pink Hummus

Sometimes it’s just pretty. Sometimes it’s just tasty. When we found a new hummus recipe that was both pretty and tasty, we had to try it. This recipe is found on page 92 of the cookbook Platters and Boards by … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrot and Dill Hummus

We make hummus just about every weekend; hummus has become the appetizer of choice when family or friends come over. Since we make hummus so frequently, we are constantly looking for a way to change things up, and this version … Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Walnuts

This recipe also comes from the March/April 2015 issue of Eating Well. Chef Michael Solomonov has an Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia. Once again, the addition of tahini and walnuts to the cauliflower turns boring into bravo! We streamlined the preparation … Continue reading

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Potatoes with Green Tahini Sauce

Tahini has been added to our list of cooking essentials. Tahini is a thick paste made from crushed sesame seeds, a sesame version of peanut butter. Tahini plus pureed chickpeas is the basis for hummus, and many people use the … Continue reading

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Asparagus Spinach Salad with Tahini Dressing

This salad strikes a nice balance between a traditional leafy green salad and a side dish of green vegetables. We were tiring of roasted asparagus or steamed broccoli or some version of green beans at Easter. This recipe came from … Continue reading

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Spinach Hummus

For those of you who like hummus (we do!), you should try this recipe. Our search to find a good store brand hummus has been futile for years. The store brands are either too oily or too sharp or too … Continue reading

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Fried Cauliflower with Tahini and Pomegranate

This was the only Christmas Day recipe we spent much preparation time on, and even this recipe is straightforward. We have many dinner guests that view cauliflower the way the elder George Bush did broccoli. We were determined to change … Continue reading

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Chickpea and Coriander Cakes with Tahini

Here is a great vegetarian alternative to hamburgers. The recipe comes from Sallie Morris and Lesley Mackley’s book The Spice Ingredients Cookbook, page 135. To serve this dish properly, you need tahini for the dip. Of course you can buy … Continue reading

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