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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 38.7
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.1 mg
  • Sodium: 307.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Tahini Dressing or Dip

Submitted by: NELKATA

Introduction

Tahini is ground sesame seeds. This is a great dressing or dip for grilled chicken, salads or steamed veggies, especially broccoli. Has a strong, spicy and nutty taste. Tahini is ground sesame seeds. This is a great dressing or dip for grilled chicken, salads or steamed veggies, especially broccoli. Has a strong, spicy and nutty taste.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    1 tbsp Tahini
    2 tbsp Lemon Juice
    1 tbsp Soy Sauce
    1 dash Black Pepper, ground
    1/2 tbs Ginger, ground
    1 tbsp Plain Yogurt, fat free (optional)
    1-2 tbsp water (optional)

Directions

Place tahini in a bowl, add soy sauce and dry ingredients and whisk with a fork until smooth.
Add lemon juice and yogurt and whisk again. You could add the lemon juice in the previous step but it will be harder to get the mixture smooth.
If mixture is still too thick add some water and whisk again.
Store in the refrigerator, bring to room temperature before serving.


Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANELIA_D.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was lovely and refreshing, w/ W/W pita and baby spinach, butter lettuce wedges w/ boiled egg and thinly sliced onion and roasted sesame seeds... Middle eastern/Asian culture is my life. Tahina can never be boring to me, but I like the nouveau twist by adding SOY sauce. I usually use EVOO. ;o) - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I can't find tahini at local stores. I tried grinding sesame seeds into paste and used that for the recipe. Does tahini have any other ingredients besides sesame seeds?

    I did like it on celery! - 2/25/10

    Reply from NELKATA (10/24/10)
    Glad you liked it! I don't think tahini has any other ingredients besides sesame seeds but they might sometimes add sesame oil in commercial batches to make it runnier.


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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Don't understand your abbreviations. Usually Tablespoon is Tbsp, and Teaspoon is tsp; TBS (for the ginger) is not a correct measurement for any ingredient. Please clarify this recipe, then I would love to try it. - 5/21/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tahini has about the same calorie/fat analysis as peanut butter, so use accordingly. Very delicious, nutritious, and a source of "good fat". Just be aware of portion size. This recipe serving size is for 1 teaspoon of tahini. I do love my tahini!
    - 2/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't realize tahini was low calorie and low fat, so I avoided it in the past. This is GREAT for variety in veggie flavors. - 2/29/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tasty - 3/3/08

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  • Enjoyed this. Made it without the yogurt and dressed lettuce. Would be very good on other chopped veggies or marinated with chicken. I will probably vary the amount of lemon next time, depending on what I'm using it for (the lemon too strong for lettuce, but would be awesome on chicken, etc.) - 6/12/14

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  • I really like this dressing. I think it could be used on cooked veggies as well. - 1/6/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's actually unattractive - the soy sauce makes it a yucky brown. The measurements made it much too watery for me - it's sitting in the fridge.

    I was trying to find one that turned out a rosy color but now cannot find it again.
    - 1/16/10

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  • SOUNDS WONDERFUL CANT WAIT TO TRY IT - 1/9/09

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  • Looks tasty! Looking forward to trying it out. - 1/9/09

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  • great idea can,t wait to try it - 12/5/08

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  • Tahini & Yogurt are wonderful together. Can't wait to try this with the ginger ... YUM! - 12/5/08

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  • sounds good - 12/5/08

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  • Great!!!! - 8/10/08

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  • CATHYM5514-Everyone I know uses TBS/Tbs to mean tablespoon-perhaps it's a midwestern thing. Hope that helps you. Clarysage-are you sure 6 Tbs. of ingredients yields only 3 Tsp. of Tahini Dip? Can't wait to try it! - 5/30/08

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  • I prefer to add chickpeas and not the soy sauce. The yogurt was a nice touch. I normally make Tazitki to go with the tahini on couscous (with fresh cucumbers, tomatoe and onions). - 3/5/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasty - 3/3/08

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  • I love Tahini and this is a good recipe to use it with! - 3/3/08

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  • can't wait to try this - 3/2/08

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  • Can't wait to try this. Sounds good. - 3/2/08

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  • I wonder how this compares to store bought tahini? I'm going to save the recipe because it sounds yummy. - 3/2/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 2/29/08

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  • sounds good cant wait to try - 2/29/08

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  • This might be what I am looking for to add some zip to my veggie and broiled chichen or fish.Can't wait to try it. - 2/29/08

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