Like the “little black dress” that works with every occasion, this tasty little sauce will quickly become a favorite culinary accessory of yours.
It’s delicious, Mediterranean, quick & easy to make, and goes with everything, including:
- shawarma/gyros/doner kebab
- any type of bean salad
- soups and stews (a light drizzle just before serving)
- as a dip for raw vegetables
- a drizzle for roasted ones,
- a dip for warm bread
- as a salad dressing (thinned with water, if necessary)
- and as a snack by the spoonful, when you’re in the mood for a lemony-garlicky-sesame-y hit of yum.
Tahini DressingServings: 2-tbsp servingsCalories: 92kcalA lemony-garlicky-sesame-y hit of yum that goes with all foods Mediterranean (and then some)Print Recipe
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
- ¼ cup lemon juice freshly pressed
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup tahini creamy sesame paste; I like Kroger's Simple Truth brand and Trader Joe's
- 6-8 tbsp cold water to achieve desired consistency
- Combine minced garlic, lemon juice, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes to let the garlic flavor mellow (the acid from the lemon juice takes away its sharp edge).
- Add the tahini and mix with a wire whisk until you obtain a smooth texture. Add water 1-2 tbsp at a time until your sauce has the desired consistency.
- Season to taste, adding more salt, lemon juice or water as desired.
- In a tightly sealed container, this keeps in the fridge for a week. It tends to thicken when chilled, so whisk in additional cold water as necessary. Can be frozen for up to one month (I use an ice cube tray; once frozen, I transfer the tahini-sauce cubes to a small Ziploc bag. To defrost quickly, I microwave 1 or 2 cubes in a small bowl at half power.)
NutritionServing: 2tbsp | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg