Four simple ingredients and tahini is all you need to make a scrumptious tahini sauce. So light and easy to eat, this tahini sauce is a savoury and dairy-free alternative for vegans. Tahini is made from sesame paste, which is basically crushed sesame seeds.
Here’s the most authentic tahini recipe you will come across:
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- ½ cup tahini hulled
- ½ cup cold water (it may be less or more – see Cook’s note)
- 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt to season
Notes from Rouba
- Keep in mind that the quality of tahini can vary with different brands so it’s best to add the water gradually.
- Hulled or Unhulled Tahini – What’s the difference?
Place tahini, lemon juice, and crushed garlic into a bowl. Whisk while adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time until creamy and smooth. The consistency should be creamy and pourable similar to thickened cream before whipping. You may add more or less water than what’s specified above. Season with salt.
What food you will love tahini with:
Or serve it like this — fried or baked with tahini on the side.
Drizzle it over pan-fried fish fillets.