Super creamy with the nutty flavor of sesame seeds, this homemade tahini sauce recipe is a popular way to begin a meal in Cyprus. Serve with crudités and pita.

Jen Rose Smith
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2020


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tahini, lemon juice, oil, garlic and salt in a food processor. Pulse, scraping down the sides as needed, until smooth. With the motor running, add water in a thin stream until the mixture is pale and smooth. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and top with parsley. Garnish with sesame seeds and more oil, if desired.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Add a little water before serving if the dip is too stiff.

Nutrition Facts

106.4 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 3.7g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.8g 3% DV; sugars 0.1g; fat 9.7g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 128.8IU 3% DV; vitamin c 4.1mg 7% DV; folate 17.6mcg 4% DV; calcium 24.4mg 2% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 15.4mg 6% DV; potassium 82.2mg 2% DV; sodium 79.1mg 3% DV.