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Tahini

Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, is a Middle Eastern staple. It’s a key ingredient in hummus, the traditional chickpea dip, but its rich flavor complements other dishes too. Blended with lemon juice, oil, and seasonings, tahini is especially tasty as a dressing for salad, veggies, or sandwiches.

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Available commercially and in the wild, dandelion greens have a bitter flavor that needs equally assertive flavors to stand up to it. In this recipe, garlic, lemon juice, and a creamy sauce made with tahini handle the job well. Look for tahini (sesame paste) in natural-foods stores or in the international foods aisle of your local supermarket. You'll find that this side dish makes a perfect accompaniment to a piece of broiled fresh fish. 132 calories; 5 g protein; 8 g fat; 14 g carb; 4 g fiber.