This is a recipe for making your own tahini paste at home. You can use this paste for flavoring recipes such as humus or Baba Ganoush. The recipe only uses two ingredients, sesame seed and sesame oil both of which are easily obtained at most grocery stores.
Recipe by Cookbook author Susie Fishbein. Recipe makes 18 matzo balls, six of each variety. Matzo balls are traditionally eaten with a chicken broth soup at the start of the seder meal. Use three, one of each variety, per bowl of soup.)
Dried, raw organic chickpeas are used to make this classic appetizer, Nanoosh Hummus. Serve with fresh whole wheat pita bread.
In the US hummus is typically eaten as a snack or an appetizer. It's a simple combination of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) tahini paste, lemon juice and olive oil with a little optional paprika and cumin. The traditional bread to serve would be pita. Total time does not include the overnight soak time for the chickpeas.
Zatar Herb Mixture [ZAH-tar]. In Jordan, a spice mixture called zatar is a popular condiment and used to season fried and barbecued meats. It combines the nutty taste of sesame with sumac and dried thyme. Similar mixtures are reported from Syria and Israel. Zatar is often mixed with olive oil and spread on pita bread. (The Epicentre.com)