Tahini is used in Lebanese, Armenian, Greek, Cypriot, Iranian, Israeli, Turkish, Iraqi, Levantine, North African, and Bulgarian cuisines. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva. Tahini sauce is also a popular topping for meat and vegetables in Middle Eastern cuisine. Made from toasted sesame seeds with a consistency similar to peanut butter. Make it as thick as you want.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in sesame seeds; toast until light golden brown, 15 to 20 seconds. Remove from heat.

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  • Place toasted sesame seeds and 2 tablespoons water in a food processor or blender. Grind until a thick paste forms. Add garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt; blend well. Continue to add olive oil and additional water as needed to form desired consistency; blend. Adjust salt to taste.

Cook's Notes:

I mixed 1 tablespoon ketchup into the prepared sauce just to beautify the color, but it's optional.

This sauce can be stored in the refrigerator up to one week using a sterilized air-tight jar.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 15.7g; sodium 293.4mg. Full Nutrition
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10/25/2019
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