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tahini sauce and veggies
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Tahini Sauce Recipe

Tahini Sauce goes well with falafel, shawarma, salad and more.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Assyrian, Greek, Middle Eastern
Servings: 1 16 oz. jar
Calories: 204kcal


  • 2/3 cups tahini paste
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 T. chopped Italian parsley (optional)


  • Start by adding tahini paste to a jar.
  • Add water and lemon juice, and whisk to combine.
  • Add both oils.
  • Using a garlic press, add the garlic to the tahini mixture.
  • Whisk in salt and cayenne (if using); Taste and adjust, as necessary.
  • To thin the sauce, increase the amount of water to get the consistency you prefer.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Mix with chopped parsley (if using) just before serving.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 219mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g