This creamy, love-of-my-life sauce is healthy and flavorful and takes 5 minutes to make—in other words, it’s a perfect sauce. Lemony and garlic, tahini sauce makes everything taste a little better—from a platter of roasted vegetables to crisp falafel and even fish & beef recipe too.
Mash your garlic into a paste. This step is important to have a smooth creamy tahini sauce. Finely dice your garlic. Add a pinch of salt and mash the garlic with the side of a chief knife or the back of a tsp, until a smooth paste is formed.
In a small bowl. Add the mashed garlic, tahini and lemon into a bowl and mix. You'll notice the sauce starts to get really thick. Now slowly add water a little at a time until you've achieved you desired consistency. I like my sauce to be the same thickness of most creamy dressings like ranch, when you pour it, it keeps some shape.
Adjust season. I add the salt at the end and taste as I go. I start with 1/2 tsp stir and taste. if I need more lemon I will add more. If the sauce is too thin just add about a teaspoon more of tahini, stir and see if it's the thickness your want for your recipe.
Citric acid gives the tahini a pleasantly sour taste without having to add extra lemon. This ingredient is completely optional.
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