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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


  • cups tahini paste
  • ½ cup warm water
  • cup lemon juice
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 T. chopped Italian parsley (optional)


  • Start by adding tahini paste, water, and lemon juice to a jar. Whisk to combine.
  • Whisk in both oils, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper (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.


  • Stirring in a few tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley is a great way to compliment Tahini Sauce.
  • I also like to substitute half of the olive oil with sesame seed oil. This really enhances the sesame seed flavor, which I absolutely love!
  • Tahini Sauce needs to be refrigerated and used within a week or so.


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