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Tahini Sauce

  • Author: Vicky & Ruth
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Tahini Sauce is tangy, nutty, creamy, and absolutely delicious. Drizzle it over falafel, veggies, chickpeas, tacos...or simply use it to dip some fresh pita or toasted sourdough bread! It’s so good you may even consider eating it with a spoon straight out of the bowl!


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water



  1. In a medium bowl add tahini, lemon and salt and mix well with a fork. The tahini will thicken and will become like a thick paste. At this point, add water 1 tablespoon at a time. Mixing well after adding each tablespoon. Add water until you reach the desired consistency. If making the tahini sauce ahead, note that it will thicken in the fridge and you may have to add a little more water to loosen it.
  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 90
  • Sugar: .2
  • Sodium: 78
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8
  • Fiber: .7
  • Protein: 2.6
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: how to make tahini sauce, lemony tahini sauce.