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  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x


This easy tahini sauce recipe with garlic and fresh lemon juice is delicious and versatile! drizzle on your salads, grilled veggies and more.


  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) well-stirred tahini, try our tahini recipe
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, about 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove minced very finely into a paste or use a Microplane, see note
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 to 6 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional
  • Pinch cayenne, optional
  • Pinch cumin, optional


  1. Whisk tahini, garlic paste, lemon juice, olive oil and the salt in a bowl until combined — the mixture will thicken, don’t worry about this.
  2. Add the water, a tablespoon at a time and whisking well after each addition until desired consistency. If making a spread, look for the consistency of peanut butter. If making a sauce, add enough water until the consistency of runny yogurt.
  3. Stir in the optional cumin, cayenne pepper, and parsley. Taste for seasoning and adjust with additional salt or lemon juice.
  4. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Sauces
  • Cuisine: middle eastern


  • Calories: 78

Keywords: How to Make Tahini Sauce