Tahini Sauce

May/June 2007

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

Tahini Sauce

Makes: About 1 cup

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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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • Note: 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.


Per 2-tablespoon serving: 93 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber; 111 mg sodium; 88 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fat

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Middle Eastern
Ease of Preparation
Total Time
15 minutes or less
8 or more
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May/June 2007
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