Lemon and garlic tahini sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups

Tahini, a smooth paste made from crushed sesame seeds and water, is an indispensable ingredient when it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine. It can be found in most organic or Asian grocery stores. Sesame seeds are rich in minerals like calcium, zinc, and manganese. They also make a great source of B vitamins and protein! Sesame seeds and paste are both frequently used in Middle Eastern dishes, like hummus, baba ganoush, skewers, sauces, bread, halva, cakes and granola bars. In this recipe, tahini is made into a sauce that tastes great on both salads and grilled vegetables!

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How It's Made


  • 1 cup of tahini (sesame paste)
  • 7 tablespoons of water
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Sea salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil


  1. Put the tahini into a bowl. Add the water and mix with a whisk or spoon. At first the tahini will get a little sticky and will be slow to absorb the water, but keep stirring until the mix is smooth. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper, and mix. 
  2. The sauce will keep for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Add a little water as needed if the mixture appears too thick.
Marie Richer
Recipe By

Marie Richer

Marie’s passion for healthy, organic food is evident in everything she does. She specializes in vegan and raw cooking with a special focus on the nutritional wonders of nuts and dried fruits. We’d tell you to visit her website, but you’re already on it!