Tahini is very simple and easy to make. Do it for a few times and you’re bound to get to the desired flavor and texture. Only make sure you are using the best raw tahini you can.
Tahini is a thick dip, made of raw tahini which is a sesame paste. It is eaten with hummus, all sorts of salads, burgers and meet, and go wonderfully with many kinds of casseroles.
Preparation takes only about 5 minutes, and if you use quality ingredients you can’t go wrong. It is especially important to use the best raw tahini product you can lay hands on. The best brands are those coming from the Arab city of Nablus (Shechem), and around Europe and the US you can find some decent brands from Lebanon (like Al-Wadi). There are also some OK products from Greece and Turkey.
1/3 cup raw tahini
1/3 cup cool water
1 small garlic clove
3-5 stalks of fresh parsley
1. Put the tahini in a small bawl and pour a little water.
2. Stir slowly until the texture starts to become thicker, then add more water and stir. Repeat a few times. keeping the mixture more or less homogeneous.
3. Squeeze and add the lemon juice. Chop the garlic and the parsley well, and add them while stirring. If the tahini is too thick, add a little more water. Add the salt.
4. Serve with some chopped parsley on top.