This recipe is directly from Almost Vegetarian; I love it but don’t make it as often as I should. It’s wonderful with Grilled marinated vegetables (and tofu) with dressed wild rice.
- 1 tbsp. tahini
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2/3 cup yogurt
- 1/2 garlic clove, crushed in a press
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
Mix ingredients. Allow to combine.
Tahini is sesame paste. It’s used a lot in Middle Eastern food (including hummus) and has a very strong flavor. Therefore, don’t increase the amount unless you know what you’re doing.
I’m a garlic fan, but this recipe calls for a light touch with the garlic, so don’t go overboard til after you try it this way.
Don’t omit the cilantro unless you hate it; it gives a fresh balance to the dip that’s essential. Parsley will not substitute.