The tahini makes this a nice change from a regular tomato salad. Consider making this easy salad alongside a Middle Eastern or Turkish meal (like the moussaka, above).
Serves 4 as a side salad
1/3 cup tahini paste
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Salt and white pepper to taste
4 medium tomatoes, cut into thin wedges or slices, or chopped
Small handful of parsley, chopped
In a small bowl, stir tahini and cumin. Add lemon juice and stir; the mixture will become very thick. Thin with hot water, a little bit at a time, until the mixture is thin enough to be spooned. Lay the tomatoes on salad plates and drizzle the tahini mixture on top, then sprinkle with parsley.