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Yellow Tahini Sauce

yellow tahini in a bowl

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I am in love with tahini. In the past, I’ve posted tahini cookies, halvah spread, salad dressings, actually, I have a whole category dedicated to recipes with tahini. Today I’m sharing a new recipe that I have been making lately – Turmeric Za’atar Tahini Sauce. This nutrient-packed tahini sauce is delicious on everything! The perfect topping for your favorite salad, but also lovely as a sauce or dip!

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yellow tahini in a bowl

Yellow Tahini Sauce (Turmeric Za’atar Tahini)

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  • 1 cup (240 grams) tahini paste (raw tahini)
  • 1/2-1 cup (120-240ml) cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon za'atar spice
  • 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a medium bowl, pour ½ cup of cold water.
  • Add garlic powder, turmeric, za'atar, salt, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and whisk.
  • Add the tahini. Using a whisk or a fork, mix until thoroughly blended. Taste and adjust for taste if necessary.
  • Slowly add more cold water, two tablespoons at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth.
  • Keep adding water slowly until the sauce can drizzle from a spoon.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to a week. If you like, you can splash in a little extra water, to your taste.

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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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