Tahini, which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds, makes sauces and dressings super creamy without any dairy or mayonnaise. Use it as a salad dressing, a spread on sandwiches, or a sauce for falafel (see associated recipe, below).

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018




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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir tahini, water, lemon juice, oil, garlic and salt together in a small bowl. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.


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Nutrition Facts

51 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 1.6g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 0.1g; fat 4.7g; saturated fat 0.7g; vitamin a iu 4IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; folate 6.3mcg; calcium 9.1mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 5.7mg; potassium 31.3mg; sodium 75mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
I had this sauce with the Falafel Burgers. It was yummy but I feel it was too runny and too lemony for me. I added 2 more TBS tahini to thicken it and that helped cut down on the lemon flavor. Hubby was so so with the sauce. I would make it again but only add 1 TBS of lemon juice and start off with 1 TBS of water and gradually add. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was perfect with falafel. After reading the other review, I added the lemon and water a Tbsp at a time and did use less lemon juice (but wanted it thin so the used the amount of water called for). Read More