Tahini Sauce

By on June 20, 2013

Tahini Sauce

Tahini is a Middle Eastern pantry essential. It is the foundation for amny Middle Eastern recipes like hummus and baba ghanoush.

Tahini can be prepared homemade or purchased at a Middle Eastern grocer in a can. It is called tahini or tahina, depending on the region.


1/2  cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
3  garlic cloves, chopped
1/2  teaspoon salt
2  tablespoons olive oil
1/4  cup lemon juice


1.In a food processor or mortar and pestle, combine garlic and tahini. Add salt.
2.Remove from food processor and add olive oil and lemon juice. If too thick add a tsp of warm water until desired consistency. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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