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Lemon Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Serve this delicious sauce with falafel in pita or with fresh vegetables. Best if made a few hours in advance, but it can be served immediately. I chop the garlic, and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. This increases the amount of allicin, a compound shown to have antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiprotozoal activity."
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10 m servings 90
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place garlic cloves in a blender or food processor and process to mince. Add tahini, and process for a further few seconds. Add yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and cumin; process until smooth. Season to taste with salt. Transfer to a serving dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 90 calories; 5.1 9.4 4.8 3 89 Full nutrition

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Delicious as written but can be easily adjusted to your taste. I have made this with shwarma spices and other Middle Eastern seasoning mixes to coordinate with the dish it's used with. A staple ...

Tasty, but too garlicky for my taste, especially since the tahini contains garlic. More lemon or lime juice would cut the garlic heat, and it could use a little honey to counter a slight bittern...