Boost Your Tehina
By Judi Felber
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Tehina is not just lowly sesame paste. Be creative! Add the unusual for a fantastic taste.
The typical tehina recipe is: start with sesame paste and add water, crushed garlic, lemon juice, salt, and spices to taste. Go to any Middle Eastern market and you’ll find a variety of sesame pastes to start with. Here are some variations on the theme. Be creative!
Try adding pumpkin puree to give it a fall feeling.
Adding crushed beets adds a color that is hard to beat.
Add honey, silan (date syrup), pomegranate syrup, or maple syrup to make it sweet like halva.
Substitute yogurt for water to give a creamy flavor.