Prepared, seasoned tahina is a popular middle eastern condiment and is often served in a pita to accompany falafel or shawarma. Made from ground sesame seeds, tahina has a nutty flavor and smooth texture.
- 1 c. sesame paste
- 1 t. citric acid
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. garlic powder
- ¾ c. water
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Note: Tahina will get thicker before it gets thinner. If it is still too think once all the water has been added, continue to add water a few tablespoons at a time and blend until it resembles a thick sauce. Once refrigerated, tahina will thicken.
Seasoning and water measurements may vary depending on which brand of sesame paste you use. I prefer Achva brand. Makes 2 cups.
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