Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce

Tahini Sauce 150 150 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

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:

tahini in a shallow bowl


  • 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?


Step 1. 
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:

Baked Eggplant with Tahini

baked eggplants with tangy tahini sauce

Lentil and herb baked cauliflower

Whole Baked Cauliflower with Tahini

whole baked cauliflower served on a bed of salad and tahini sauce

Or serve it like this — fried or baked with tahini on the side.

tahini sauce on cauliflower

Drizzle it over pan-fried fish fillets.

Tahini sauce on fish

Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health