Tahini sauce from Scratch – Sesame seed dip

Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4

Tahini is a smooth and rich sauce made with sesame seeds, fresh garlic and Olive oil. Tahini is eaten by itself as a dip or mixed with hummus or as a topping on toasts and sandwiches.

  • 3/4 cups White toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Parsley - finely chopped
    • Soak the sesame seeds for about 4 hours in 2 cups of water
    • Drain the water
    • Grind the sesame seeds with garlic, salt, lemon juice, salt in a blender. Add 4-5 tsp water to make the mixture smooth.
    • Once the mixture has reached a smooth and creamy consistency, Remove the paste from the blender
    • Transfer the sesame mixture into a serving bowl. Drizzle extra virgin Olive oil, chopped parsley and paprika for garnish and enhanced taste.
    • Enjoy the Tahini with Falafels, vegetables or gyros.
  1. You can store the Tahini sauce in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks
  2. Adjust the water quantity while blending as needed
Keywords: Vegetarian, Side, Mediterranean, High Protein, Egg Free,
Vinay Mummigatti

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