Tahini Sauce

Tahini sauce always accompanies Falafel; it's also traditional for dressing simple plates of fried, broiled or roasted fish. The sauce lends a platter of steamed or roasted vegetables a spark of flavor and richness they might lack on their own.

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  • Servings: MAKES ABOUT 1 1/4 CUPS

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  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup tahini
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt

How to make this recipe

  1. In a bowl, stir the garlic into the tahini. Add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the sauce has the consistency of thick cream. Add lemon juice until the sauce is pleasantly tangy and season with salt.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Contributed By Published March 1999

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