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Tahini Sauce

creamy Earthy Tahini sauce !

I have been doing something Mediterranean-inspired for a week now & thoroughly. enjoying it !

Whether it’s a hummus or a  Baba Ganoush its been going on almost every second day on request - in spite of them being vegetarian ! falafel Salad bowls ,

falafel & Chickpea Dip,.

falafel in pita bread - shawarma style with the Tahini sauce !!!

Here again I am with another O hotel recipe of my favourite Earthy tasting

Tahini Sauce finely discovered from our archives 😋


•1 cup tahini sesame seed paste - I prefer the paste made from light colored seeds

•3/4 cup lukewarm water, or more for consistency

•3 cloves garlic

•1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, or more to taste

•1/4 tsp salt, or more to taste

-optional for a creamer sour tasting sauce , one can use thich yoghurt  about ¼ cup , ¼ cup warm water if required according to consistency & omit the lime juice …


Grind tahini paste with lukewarm water, garlic, lemon juice and salt together in a food processor or blender,  until sauce is creamy and ivory white in colour .

A food processor is the easiest way to make this sauce , do scrape the sides of the processor often during processing.

After a few minutes of blending ,

sauce will turn into a rich, smooth paste. If mixture is too thick, slowly add more water until it reaches the preferred consistency.

You may need quite a bit of water depending on the thickness of your tahini paste.

*If using tahini to top hummus or a meat dish, keep it thick and creamy.

As a condiment for pita in falafel or Shawarmas, a more liquid sauce is usually preferred.


***optional - if you want a tangy creamier change …

can add yoghurt instead of  water to blend & skip the lemon juice here   !!

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