Garlicky Tahini

Cooks throughout the Middle and Near East serve this creamy, garlicky condiment as a sauce for grilled lamb. It is also wonderful with chicken or swordfish.

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  • Servings: Makes about 1 cup


  • 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

How to make this recipe

  1. In a blender, puree the garlic with the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt and pepper until smooth. If the sauce appears thick, add a little more water. Scrape the sauce into a bowl, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for 1 week. Bring to room temperature and stir before serving.

Contributed By Published June 2001

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