I love this tahini sauce! It’s flavorful and couldn’t be easier to make. It only has five ingredients and one of those is water, so really, there are only four things you need to buy. And let’s be for real, you probably already have salt in the cupboard as well.
Originally, I made this to go with falafel, but it’s good with so many things. I just made some to use as a salad dressing yesterday. I also like it with Oven Baked Fries. It’s just a great sauce!
A note on the lemon juice. These days, I use the juice from a whole lemon which is probably more like 2 tablespoons (I stopped measuring). Plus, I have only used fresh lemon juice. I’m sure using juice from concentrate is fine, but I prefer fresh squeezed.
I also have mixed yellow mustard into it. Again, I don’t usually measure, but I’d guess I’m adding about 2-3 tablespoons. I really like this version on our homemade bean burgers.
You can add some nutritional yeast if you want to give it a “cheesy” quality. Leave out the garlic (but why??!) or add more. This is a super easy recipe to play with and create variations. There is a world of options, just remember equal parts tahini to water if you want this specific consistency.
Here’s the original recipe:
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Gather together all of your ingredients.
In a small to medium-sized bowl, whisk together the tahini and water until thoroughly mixed. It will turn a shade or two lighter once combined.
Whisk in salt, garlic, and lemon juice.
Yield: 1 cup
I would love to hear about any delicious variations you create!