Tahini with Pomegranate Juice

This a variation of the typical Middle Eastern Tahini, the sesame paste that you can find in most health food stores. Traditionally it’s prepared with lemon. The use of pomegranate gives an extra touch of a mild acid flavor and a great, sensual color that will add visual value to your table.

1 tablespoon tahini
1/4 pomegranate
1 garlic clove
Barouni Olive Oil

Place a tablespoon of tahini in a plate and add a very small amount of water. Begin dissolving the paste using a fork. Go very slowly adding water, just a little bit at a time. The tahini will begin to become white. It will have a chunky consistency at first. You want it completely smooth, so keep adding water little by little and keep dissolving it.
When the paste is completely white, add the salt.
When you see that it is close to being smooth, add a dash of pomegranate juice.
Mince the garlic and add it to the paste. Add a bit of olive oil. It will emulsify the paste.
At this point the tahini should evenly cover the surface of your plate.
Sprinkle a few pomegranate seeds, chopped parsley and paprika.
Drizzle with Barouni Apollo Olive Oil.