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Tahini Sauce


Tahini sauce is super easy to make, super healthy, and there are so many ways you can use it.

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Tahini Sauce

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  • 1 cup (240 ml) tahini paste (raw tahini)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (I like to use powder, but you can use 1-2 fresh garlic cloves finely chopped)
  • 1-2 tablespoons (15-30ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves *optional*


  • In a medium bowl, pour ½ cup of cold water.
  • Add garlic powder,1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt, and mix.
  • Add the tahini. Using a whisk or a fork, mix until thoroughly blended. Taste and add salt, lemon, and garlic powder (adjust for taste if necessary).
  • Slowly add more water, 2 tablespoons at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth.
  • Keep adding water slowly until the sauce can drizzle from a spoon *optional* mix in chopped parsley.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Stir well before using the tahini paste, as oil tends to separate.
  • Use less water to make a thick dip. Use more to turn it into a salad dressing.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to a week; water might need to be added before serving.

Ways to use tahini:

  • *Dip for raw veggies
    *Dip for challa/pita bread
    *Spread it on toast or inside a pita
    *Drizzle on falafel
    *Dress your salad or stir fry
    *Garnish a bowl of hummus

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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