She says tahini can be hard to find at stores in the country so she included this recipe in her Georgia Pate recipe (which she calls hillbilly hummus as it uses boiled peanuts).
1 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Blend together (I assume this means in a blender) and store in refrigerator up to two weeks.
Yes, you must try the Jerusalem Salad. It is delicious. I first tried it at one of the Mediterranean restaurants near campus.
There is another similar dish which is called Israeli Salad, which is (or so I have read) the official salad of Israel and included in their daily meals. I haven't made it but I plan to soon.
It is very much like the Jerusalem Salad but it also includes onions and it has a lemon and extra virgin olive oil dressing (and does not use tahini). I did a little searching and found a recipe that is simple but does not include the onions most recipes call for... here.
I'm working on the Recommendations List... slowly but surely. It is taking awhile but as with most things in my life... it does get accomplished "a little bit at a time". ;)