Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. A delicious and versatile tahini sauce can be made with tahini by adding lemon juice, garlic, salt, and a little water to it. Serve it with pita, kebabs, salad, falafels, and other Middle Eastern dishes
½teaspoonGarlic powderor 1 large garlic clove minced
2 - 4tablespoonLemon juiceor lime juice
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Sauce - In a mason jar add the tahini paste, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Add the water. Close the lid and give it a good shake for 30 seconds.Pro tip - you can also use a bowl and a whisk to make this sauce.
Taste and adjust – adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice to taste.
Check consistency – add more water or more tahini paste if necessary. For example - make a thinner consistency to pour over salad and a thicker consistency to serve with hummus or grilled meats
Tahini paste has a long shelf life. I can stay in the pantry for a few months.
And, tahini sauce can stay in the fridge for her week but ours never last more than a day or two. My husband is middle eastern so he can eat Tahini with pita bread for dinner with a side salad. A little tip - store the tahini in a mason jar because it does become thicker over time. Instead of going through the process of mixing it again. Just add a few tablespoons of water to the mason jar and give it a good shake. Voila!! It's back to consistency.
Tahini Sauce – served with kebabs and meats – you do not need more water. Keep it thick
Salad dressing – add a few more tablespoons of water so it’s pouring consistency. Better yet, add a few tablespoons of yogurt to make a tahini yogurt dressing
Mint Tahini – use a blender or food processor to make the sauce and add a few mint leaves (¼ cup) – Perfect with lamb kebabs.
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