Tahini Sauce
 
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This easy tahini sauce recipe and its variations are delicious and versatile! Toss them onto salads, spread them on sandwiches, drizzle them on falafel, and more.
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Recipe type: condiment
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Basic Tahini Sauce
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons water, plus more as needed
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated or pressed
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
Turmeric Tahini
  • 1 recipe Basic Tahini Sauce
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Green Tahini
  • 1 recipe Basic Tahini Sauce
  • Heaping ¾ cup cilantro
  • Heaping ¾ cup parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Beet Tahini
  • 1 recipe Basic Tahini Sauce
  • 1 small beet, roasted and peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • Water, to thin, if necessary
Instructions
  1. Make Basic Tahini Sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic, and sea salt.
  2. Make Turmeric Tahini: Add the turmeric, maple syrup, ginger, and olive oil to 1 recipe of Basic Tahini Sauce. Stir until combined.
  3. Make Green Tahini: Place 1 recipe of Basic Tahini Sauce in a food processor and add the cilantro, parsley, cumin, maple syrup, and olive oil. Pulse until combined.
  4. Make Beet Tahini: Place 1 recipe of Basic Tahini Sauce in a food processor and add the roasted beet, cumin, and coriander. Puree until smooth, adding water if needed.
Notes
I prefer these brands of tahini: Cedar’s, Seed + Mill, Soom

Since tahini brands vary in flavor, it’s important to taste and adjust. If you find any variation too bitter, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon maple syrup or honey to balance the flavor. If it’s too sharp, add ½ to 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil to mellow the flavor.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/tahini-sauce/