Courgette and Tahini Lime Dip

Courgette and tahini lime dip

This is an easy to prepare dip which goes well with cucumber, carrots and celery sticks for an afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 Courgettes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • Couple of mint leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp tahini

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender end blend until smooth.

Nice as a snack with cucumber, carrots and celery sticks.

About tahini
According to Wikipedia, Tahini is made from sesame seeds that are soaked in water and then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. The crushed seeds are soaked in salt water, causing the bran to sink. The floating kernels are skimmed off the surface, toasted, and ground to produce an oily paste.

Because of tahini’s high oil content, many manufacturers recommend refrigeration to prevent spoilage. This is particularly true among makers of raw, organic tahini, who will often prepare their tahini at low temperatures and ship and store it in refrigerated cases to maximise quality and shelf life. Used in middle eastern cooking, it has a peanut buttery flavour.

Music to go with it…
Kraak & Smaak – Plastic People

 

 

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