Tahini Salad

سلطة الطحينة

Tahini salad, in Arabic known as salatet el tahineh (سلطة الطحينة), is a simple, yet flavorful, salad made of tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and tahini with a little bit of lemon and olive oil. I am all for homemade salad dressings because they are the much healthier option, and what's even better is you get to customize them to your liking. 

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My mom always made this salad with two dishes: baked fish and omelettes. Random right? No! When you make this salad along side either dish, you'll understand. The tanginess from the lemon dressing goes perfectly with fish. 

This salad is also great in Falafel and Chicken shawerma sandwiches. Honestly, it goes well with anything :) Maybe along side kabobs? 

Give it a try! Sahtain. 

Tahini Salad 

سلطة الطحينة

Servings: 4 

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients: 

Salad: 

2 Persian cucumbers, diced

2 Roma tomatoes, diced 

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

1 orange bell pepper, diced 

Dressing:

1/4 cup lemon juice 

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 

1/3 cup Tahini

1/3 - 1/2 cup water 

1/2 tsp salt 

1/4 tsp dried mint 

Directions: 

1) To make the dressing, combine lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, water, salt and dried mint. Mix well and set aside. 

 

2) In a serving bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Mix in the tahini dress.  

3) Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve and enjoy. 

 

Notes:

- The consistency of Tahini varies from brand to brand and tends to separate. Before measuring your Tahini, make sure to mix it very well so that the consistency is not too watery, or too thick. Feel free to adjust the amount of Tahini based on your preference.