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Tehina

Directions

A typical dish of the Orient brought to Israel by Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Tehina is a thick dip with sesame seeds as its base. It is often used as a topping for falafel and other dishes.

Mix tahini, garlic, water, pepper, salt and lemon juice until you get smooth paste. Add water if tehina is too thick. Serve as a thin layer on a small plate, with a drop or two of olive oil, garnish with pickles. Sprinkle with parsley or mix the parsley with the dip.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pure tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • dash of hot pepper (red)
  • 1 tsp.salt
  • 1/2 bunch chopped parsley
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • pickles
  • 3 tbs. olive oil

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