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n. A paste made from ground sesame seeds that is used in hummus, halva, and baba ghanoush.
"Can you put some tahini on my falafel?"
"I made a salad with a vegan tahini dressing."
"Spoon some tehina into a small bowl." (source)
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Modern Hebrew טחינה techina 'ground (sesame)' from Arabic طحينة TaHiina
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"Tahini is often mixed with lemon juice, olive oil, chopped parsley, and spices and eaten as a dip, with pita bread and hummus. It's also used as a sauce on falafel and shawarma" (JPS).
Not to be confused with tkhine, which is a prayer in Yiddish that Jewish women would often recite when lighting the Shabbat candles.
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