Tahini Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes 1¼ cups, which serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

Tahini sauce could be thought of as the “mayonnaise” of the Middle East—a creamy, beige sauce that owes its richness to pureed sesame seeds and piquancy to fresh lemon juice. You can buy tahini (sesame seed paste) in Middle Eastern markets and most supermarkets. Stir the contents of the can well before using: the oil has a tendency to separate. This sauce can be served by itself as a dip for pita bread (it’s a traditional part of a meze platter). It’s also delicious spooned over grilled chi