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                        SALATA TAHINA (TAHINI SALAD)
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Sauces
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2                    Garlic cloves
      3/4   c            Tahini
    1       tb           White vinegar
    1                    Lemon -- juiced
      1/2   c            -Water
      1/2   ts           Ground cumin
      1/2   c            Chopped parsley
   Crush garlic cloves with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
   Place tahini in mixing bowl and beat well.  This
   preliminary beating reduces the strong flavour of the
   Beat in garlic and vinegar.  Gradually add lemon juice
   alternately with water.  To make a cream salad of good
   consistency add enough lemon juice to make the tahini
   very thick before adding water.  This way you have
   more scope in adjusting the flavour and consistency of
   the sauce.
   Add salt to taste, and more lemon juice if a sharper
   sauce is required. Blend in cumin and parsley and
   chill until required.  Serve as a mazza or as directed
   in recipes.
   Makes about 1 3/4 cups
   Source: The Complete Middle East Cookbook  by Tess
   Mallos Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
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