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Tahini Sauce Recipe

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Tahini sauce
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Tahini sauce is made from tahini - a sesame seed paste. Tahini sauce is thinner and used in pita sandwiches, marinades, and dips. Tahini sauce is very easy to make. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it will keep for about two weeks.


  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3 gloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped (optional)


In a food processor or mortar and pestle, combine garlic and tahini. Add kosher salt.

Remove from food processor and add olive oil and lemon juice. If too thick, add a teaspoon of warm water until desired consistency.

Mix in parsely

Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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 3 out of 5
garlicy tahini is abetter name, Member cwyck83

the recipe was good to learn from.. three cloves was a bit over powering for me. gonna do my own tweeks. other than that thanks for this

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