Tahini is a sesame seed paste popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Tahini sauce is a great accompaniment to grilled chicken, lamb and vegetable dishes, and can even be used as a salad dressing.Print
Basic Tahini Sauce
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
Tahini sauce is a great accompaniment to grilled chicken, lamb and vegetable dishes, and can even be used as a salad dressing.
- ½ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1–2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- ¼ cup water or more as needed
- 1/8 tsp smoked, sweet paprika and/or ground cumin
- Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add additional water if needed to reach desired consistency. Try out this sauce with my Spiced Chicken Kebabs. Enjoy.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern
- Serving Size: 2 tbsp
- Calories: 93
- Sugar: 0g
- Sodium: 39mg
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Protein: 3g
Keywords: tahini, sauce, sesame
Jalane Hancock says
I had to make mine using a Ninja but it isn’t creamy enough, However NOT bad. I ate some with pita chips, and added a spoonful of it to 1/4 cup of my homemade Hummus. Very tasty. I know my grands eat stuff like this a lot so i wanted to have some on hand when they visit for new years (our Christmas). When I first did my hummus my hubby said, that almost tastes like what they were eating other day when he went to visit them. My black bean hummus tasted too spicy for me so I ground another can of chick peas and added it. made it milder and better we thought.
I may have to visit Kohl’s tomorrow, and get me a small processor on my Charge card and make it my gift to ME!!
Hi Jalane! That’s great that you’ve been experimenting with tahini sauce and hummus! I think a small food processor is such a valuable, versatile tool, so I definitely think you should pick one up!