This Sesame Tahini Garlic Sauce is the perfect addition to a grain bowl, salad or even pasta! It’s super quick and easy to make and only has 3 ingredients plus a bit of water and some salt and pepper.
Tahini is a paste used in a lot of Mediterranean foods and is one of the main components of hummus. It is made from sesame seeds and works to boost the flavor to sauces, dips and dressings. Check for it on the shelf at your local grocery store in the ethnic food section. If it isn’t there likely you can find it at a local health food store.
Tahini boosts the protein content of your meal and also contains loads of healthy fats!! It is also a good source of B vitamins to boost your energy level and brain power.
Ways to use this Tahini Garlic Sauce
With all the different ways you can use it, you could even make a double batch to keep some on hand for later in the week. It should keep in the refrigerator for up to seven days.
- Consider tossing it with some whole wheat pasta along with tons of roasted vegetables
- Use it in a salad or grain bowl
- Mix it in with some mashed avocado or chickpeas and dip it up with some chopped veggie sticks
- Spread it on pita triangles for a healthy snack
- Drizzle it over a plate of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, black olives and feta cheese
What’s your favorite way to eat this sauce? Tell me in the comments!
Tahini Garlic Sauce
- 2 T tahini
- 1 T fresh lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Grate the clove of garlic with a small grater. Chop more if it’s still too chunky. You want it smooth, so it mixes in with the other ingredients.
- Place the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well with a whisk.
- Taste and adjust seasonings. If you prefer it to have more lemon flavor you can add more juice.
- Once the flavor is where you want it, gradually add in about ¼ cup of warm or hot water until the sauce is still thick but will drizzle.
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Consider these other great dressings or sauces for snacks or healthy lunches