This delicious two ingredient tahini sauce is savory, zesty, and goes well with everything! Drizzle on grilled vegetables, chicken, meat, seafood, or thin it down and use as a simple salad dressing. This recipe yields ½ cup; double or triple the recipe to make your desired quantity. Customize or adapt with fresh herbs, ground spices, or fresh garlic!
very finely chopped flat leaf parsleycilantro, dill, or mint
za’atar spice blend or ground sumac
This recipe can be prepared using a bowl and whisk, or the ingredients can be combined in a small food processor. I prefer the latter, because it produces an extra smooth, whipped texture.
In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini paste and lemon juice. It will be become thick. Slowly whisk in the water until the sauce can drizzle from a spoon. Add the salt and pepper, (and grated garlic and additional spices, if using) and and adjust to taste. If the sauce is too thick, add another teaspoon or so of water as needed. Stir in any optional additions, if using.
Leftover sauce can be placed in a covered container and refrigerated for up to a week. The dressing will thicken in the refrigerator. Add a touch of water to thin it down if necessary, and adjust seasonings to taste.
Tips for Success:
when using a fresh jar of tahini sauce, be sure to stir it well with a knife as oil has a tendency to seperate.
this tahini sauce goes well with so many things! Drizzle on roasted or grilled vegetables, seafood, chicken, meat, or thin it down and use it as a simple salad dressing.
reduce the water to make a thick dip; increase the water to turn it into a light salad dressing.