Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
I learned this while living in Jordan. The family I stayed with introduced me to fried cauliflower, and this was the sauce they used over the top.
- 2 -3 garlic cloves
- 1⁄2 cup tahini paste (be sure to stir first if it's the type that separates)
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup cold water
- 2 to 3 lemons, juice of
- Crush the garlic in a mortar and pestle (or other if you have something you prefer that will crush it effectively into a pulp).
- Add little bit of each the tahini, lemon juice and water alternating as you go, and stir to blend well, until it's all mixed inches.
- It should resemble a slightly thick sauce that can be poured but not over thin to be runny.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Use with any vegetable you like.
- It's traditionally used over fried cauliflower, or zucchini.
- Some like dipping flat bread in it, and others I've seen use it as a base for another recipe, such as hummus.
- If desired, you can add more lemon if you like it tart, or more garlic if you really like garlic as I do.
- Most families have their own mix, so it's up to you.
we used this as a condiment to go with falafel, but i suppose this is somewhat of an acquired taste. this is not quite the sauce that adorns the roadside falafels i love, but it was still pretty good.
This is the way I make by tehina, right down to crushing the garlic in a mortar and pestle. I use tehina as a salad dressing, and also love mixing it with eggs for a fantastic take on Middle Eastern egg salad. A good way to get creamy mixed tehina is to mix it in the Tupperware shaker.
Perfect tahini sauce! I served it with falafel. What more can be said? YUM!