Tahini Sauce

This delicious sauce is used everywhere around the Middle East. The creamy and nutty sauce is wonderful next to roast chicken and lamb. Serve over grilled eggplant, zucchini and peppers, or roasted carrots and cauliflower. And don’t forget it’s perfect partner- falafel. Tahini is a paste made from crushed sesame seeds and olive oil. It is available at most markets.

Israeli Tahini Sauce

This delicious sauce takes around 10 minutes to make and is a wonderful next to roast chicken and on top of grilled or roasted vegetables. Israeli falafels are lost without some Tahini sauce and a dollop of spicy green Schug.
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Course: Condiment, Dip, Meze, Sauce
Cuisine: Israel, Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Wire whisk
  • Garlic press


  • ½ cup Tahini, stirred well
  • 4 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Ground cumin
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 4 tbsp Water


  • Whisk together tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and salt with 6 tbsp water until smooth. Add garlic crushed through a garlic press. Stir and adjust for salt and lemon as needed.


  • Tahini sauce can be refrigerated covered for a week or two.

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