T’hina – Tahine – Tahini

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Whatever you choose to call it, it is as versatile as its name. You can use it as a dip, dressing, sauce, face mask (ok no face mask). Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds.

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Its very oily and dense, so the point is to work with this base to create an amazing creamy sauce. You can dilute it as much as you like, or it can be creamier, its all up to you and the use you want to give it.

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My version goes like this

2 tablespoons of Tahine paste

juice of half a lemon

2 tablespoons of water

salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon of fresh mint, finely chopped (you can use parsley, or cilantro too)

¼ teaspoon of cumin

¼ teaspoon of paprika

½ teaspoon of olive oil

Mix the tahine paste with the lemon juice and water until it becomes a smooth whiter, creamy sauce.

Add salt, pepper, mint, olive oil, paprika and cumin. Mix well.

Sprinkle with a bit more paprika, cumin and a drip of extra virgin olive oil.

You can eat it on your falafel, hummus, salads, fish, meats, shakshuka, or just bread…the sky’s the limit

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Como lo quieras llamar, es tan versatil como su nombre. Lo puedes usar como dip, aderezo, salsa, mascarilla (ok mascarilla no). El tahini es una pasta hecha de semillas de ajonjoli. Es muy aceitosa y densa, asi que la idea es trabajar con esta base para crear una salsa cremosa. La puedes diluir a tu gusto, o puede ser mas gruesa, depende de ti y el uso que le vayas a dar.

Esta es mi version

2 cucharadas de pasta de Tahine

jugo de medio limon grande

2 cucharadas de agua

sal y pimienta al gusto

1 cucharadita de menta fresca, picadita (tambien puedes usar perejil o cilantro)

¼ cucharadita de comino

¼ cucharadita de paprika

½ cucharadita de aceite de olive extra virgen

Mezcla la pasta de tahine con el limon y el agua hasta que se convierta en una crema mas blanca y fluida. Agrega sal, pimienta, la menta, el aceite de olive, la paprika y el comino. Mezclar bien.

Espolvorealo con un poquito mas de paprika, comino y un chorrito de aceite de oliva extra virgen.

Lo puedes comer sobre tu falafel, hummus, ensaladas, pescado, carnes, shakshuka, incluso solito con pan…el cielo es el limite.

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