What is “tahini”?  Tahini is a fine paste of sesame seeds used in cooking or served alone, commonly in the middle east. My favorite way of eating it?  Mix it in equal portions with some “pekmez”, sweet grape molasses or condensed grape juice, and dunk your fresh bread and chow for some sugar overload. Mm, mm, mmmm.


White beans (Cannellini) 

(2 cups when using dry beans or one can of beans)

Onions (thinly sliced, 1/4 cup)

Tomato (sliced, 1/4 cup)

Lemon juice (2 tbsp)

Garlic (minced, one clove)

White vinegar (1/4 cup)

Olive oil (4 tbsp)

Parsley (1/4 cups, chopped)

One hard-boiled egg

Tahini (1-2 tbsp) (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste