Friday, August 6, 2010

Tomato Onion Salad (Tahini Dressing)


Ok, I know that I am a bit crazy about Tomatoes this summer... but what can I say? I just happen to be a firm believer in utilizing, cherishing and enjoying what is in season. I have found a new salad recipe from Mark Bittman that I will be trying out this weekend..hope you do the same!

Tahini Dressing on a Tomato and Onion Salad

-1 medium red or white onion, peeled and diced

-Salt and Pepper (used to taste)

-1/2 garlic clove, peeled and minced, or to taste

-1/3 cup tahini paste

-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more to taste

-4 medium tomatoes, cored and chopped

-1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Directions

1. Soak onion in salted water while preparing other ingredients (about 30 minutes). Whisk or blend together garlic, tahini and cumin, and add lemon juice. The mixture will become very think, so thin with hot water, a tablespoon at a time, just so the mixture can be spooned (it will thin even greater when tossed with tomatoes).

2. Toss onion, tomatoes and parsley with dressing. Taste, and adjust to seasonings. Serve and enjoy!

* If you really like the taste of raw onion, you can skip the soaking part.
-Serves 4
-30 Minute Creation Time

found on New York Times, Mark Bittman on Food, 2008

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