Recipes from Dhekelia: Tahini

Recipes from Dhekelia


Country: Dhekelia
Course: Sauce
Makes: 8 to 10 servings


  • 5 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water (I left this out because it seemed like it would be way too runny)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (for garnishing)
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper


  1. You may need to warm up the tahini in order to get a uniform paste, which is what you want. Add the tahini to a food processor with the garlic, lemon juice and salt. Pulse until you get a thick cream, gradually adding the water and olive oil (I left out the water and I thought the texture was perfect).
  2. Garnish with the cilantro.