Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2007

This garlicky tahini sauce is traditionally served with chicken kebabs, but we loved it with the beef kebabs as well.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 7 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water


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  1. Mash garlic and salt in a medium bowl using the back of a spoon until a paste forms. Whisk in tahini, lemon juice and water.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • Tahini is a thick paste made from ground sesame seeds. Look for it in large supermarkets in the Middle Eastern section or near other nut butters.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 93 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 17 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 11 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 23 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 111 mg sodium; 86 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 fat

Reviews 1

November 20, 2013
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By: miriam_asher
Tahini can also be added to salad as a dressing. Rememberit is like any fat or oil, which means it is 9 calories per gramme. To prepare it, use 1:1 water and tahini, so you have half the calories. I also add paprika, cumin, chopped parsley and chopped dill, fresh of course.