Turkish in style, it combines two of the most common ingredients – yoghurt and Tahini. The lemon will thicken the tahini quite a bit, and then it is thinned with olive oil and a little water.
Thick Yoghurt Tahina Dip with Herbs
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins
Serves: 4 – 6 people, depending how you use it
1/2 cup thick thick yoghurt (ie drained yoghurt)
1/4 cup tahini
large squeeze lemon juice
1/2 clove garlic, chopped finely
3 or 4 Tblspns (or more) chopped herbs, including parsley and mint. You can add also chives, basil etc.
extra virgin olive oil
salt and black pepper
2 Tblspn walnuts
Finely chop the garlic and the herbs. You can do this in the food processor.
Crush the walnuts into small chunks.
Mix the yoghurt and tahini, beating it until it is well combined. Add the lemon juice and mix in. Beat in olive oil until the mixture is a thick dip consistency. You can add a little water too, if needed.
Stir in the walnuts, garlic and herbs. Season with a little salt to taste and black pepper. Allow it to sit for 30 mins to allow the flavours to blend.
Serve with a drizzle of oil over the top and a few of the walnuts. Enjoy!