Tahini-Parsley Dip

by0| PUBLISHED Jul 28, 2015 7:09 PM
Tahini-Parsley Dip
A simple spread that combines earthy tahini with parsley, raw garlic, and plenty of lemon. Get the recipe for Tahini-Parsley Dip ». Helen Cathcart

Spoon this herbed tahini spread onto flatbread, or serve it as a nutty, creamy, luxurious counterpoint to roasted meats.

Yield: makes 2 1/2 cups

Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cups parsley leaves, plus more to garnish
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cups tahini
  • 7 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to garnish
  • <a href="https://www.saveur.com/aish-baladi-recipe/">Aish baladi</a>, for serving


  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add parsley and cook until bright green, 20 seconds. Drain the parsley and submerge in ice water. Drain and transfer to a blender along with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and ice cubes. Season with salt and pepper and purée until smooth. Spoon into a bowl and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and more parsley leaves.