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Aug 12, 2010   //   by marymeals   //   Main course  //  No Comments

Tahini Burger

Great flavor combination’s are often achieved in my desperate attempts to find something in the freezer to salvage for dinner. It’s late, I’m starving, and I just know I have some hamburg (that’s what Grandma Nancy called it) in this house that I can throw on the grill. A brilliant plan begins to form in my head. Tahini Burgers! Tahini is a delicious Israeli dressing traditionally made out of sesame paste, lemon and garlic. It’s typically served on falafal sandwiches, or mixed with chic peas to make hummus. The paste comes in jars like peanut butter and there is always some hanging around in my pantry. I couldn’t help but think if it was good on falafal which is essentially a veggie burger it would be even more delish on the great American hamburg! (vegetarians-just use your veggie patties in this recipe)

Tahini Burgers

1/2 cup of sesame paste
Juice from half a lemon
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of water
Salt to taste
4 hamburg patties
Season salt
1 tomato sliced
1 onion sliced
1 small green pepper sliced
4 pita pocket breads

For the Tahini:
Place paste, lemon, and garlic in a small food processor or blender (you can also whisk together by hand, but you have to chop the garlic first) add the water and blend you may need more water depending on the thickness you desire for your dressing. Season with salt to taste.
For the burgers:
Season salt each side and grill to desired done-ness. Cut off the end of the pita bread so you can open the pita. Place hamburg inside, layering slices of veggies and spoon over a generous amount of tahini.

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