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Tahini Salad

posted on: Jan 18, 2017


This salad goes especially well with dishes like falafel, which call for tahini on the side.


  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 medium cucumber (6- to 8-inches), diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic leaves or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons tahini (can be found be Middle Eastern or health stores)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne


Place, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions and coriander leaves in a salad bowl and set aside.

Place remaining ingredients in a blender, then blend for a minute. Pour over vegetables then toss.

Serve with falafel as a salad. If falafel are served in sandwiches, place two heaping tablespoons in each sandwich.