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Garlicky Tahini

  • SERVINGS: Makes about 1 cup
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD

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.

  1. 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  2. 1/3 cup tahini
  3. 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  4. 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  5. 1/3 cup water
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  8. 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  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. Serve With Turkish Shish Kebabs with Garlicky Tahini