The technique is very simple, and every ingredient is to taste. So please use the ingredient amounts as a guide, and then add more of whatever until you have it exactly how you want it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt together in a bowl until smooth and thick. Add warm water a splash at a time, whisking after each addition, until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt.

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  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

53 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; fat 4.8g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 18.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2015
A nice way to prepare tahini for hummus or, if you leave out about half the lemon juice, for a spread to use on sandwiches. The lemon is a bit overwhelming at this ratio and affects the taste as well as consistency. In fact, I didn't need any water at all for either purposes. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2015
A nice way to prepare tahini for hummus or, if you leave out about half the lemon juice, for a spread to use on sandwiches. The lemon is a bit overwhelming at this ratio and affects the taste as well as consistency. In fact, I didn't need any water at all for either purposes. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
I love this recipe. When I am making any recipe and it calls for tahini I use this version of the sauce it is my favorite so far. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2018
So easy and turned out very well. Goes well with buttered chicken and beef marsala. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2017
Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2017
Made this to go with my cauliflower steaks. Flavor is spot on using exact ratios provided....however I don't know what I'm doing wrong with consistency. First time I made it it was too runny Second time I made it the consistency was perfect until I added the lemon juice/lemon zest and a Tbsp of warm water it became extremely pasty and dry! Help??? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2020
Had a nice texture but I only use half the lemon juice Read More
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