Tahini Sauce

Classically served with falafel, tahini sauce is also a great dip for veggies or dressing for salads.


1 cup tahini paste
Juice of 1 lemon to 2 lemons
About 3/4 cup water
Pinch cayenne
1 garlic clove, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Add tahini paste to medium bowl. Add juice of 1 lemon. Slowly, stir in the water a little at a time. The tahini paste will go clumpy as you mix it, but, as you continue to add the water, the mixture will liquefy and becomes smooth. You want the consistency of the sauce to be smooth and fluid enough so that it drips from a spoon. Add garlic and season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Add more lemon juice, if you prefer a tarter sauce.

Yield: About 2 cups.