Tahini, a rich paste from roasted sesame seeds, makes the perfect sauce with a little lemon juice and lots of parsley. Tahini sauce can transform the most humble of sandwiches or meals, and is regularly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking.
- 1–2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup tahini paste
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup cold water, more if needed
- 1 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves, stems removed first (optional)
- Using a mortar and pastel, crush the garlic cloves with the salt into a paste.
- Add the crushed garlic, tahini paste and lime juice to the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. It will be thick as it emulsifies. Add a little bit of water and blend again. Continue to add water until you reach the desired consistency. It should have a runny, salad dressing-like consistency. But if you prefer tahini more as a dip, simply use less water.
- Transfer the tahini to a serving bowl, and if you like stir in fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!
- Make ahead instructions: sauce can be made ahead. Refrigerates well in a tight-lid container for two to three days.
- Category: Dips and Appetizers
- Method: Mix
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern/Mediterranean
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