Tahini, or sesame seed paste is a staple of Middle Eastern cooking. Made from toasted sesame seeds and oil, tahini has mildly nutty flavour with a creamy constancy. It will elevate your hummus and make your salad sing. Don’t believe us? Try out this salad dressing and see for yourself.



3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste), well stirred

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon crushed fresh garlic

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons warm water



Combine tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Whisk in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the constancy you prefer for salad dressing. Store in an airtight container.