Quick & Easy Tahini Sauce

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is wonderful atop Msabbha instead of the plain tahini! Tahini or tashi as it is called in Cyprus, is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is usually very thick and if left a long time you will see that oil is gathered on top. You do not have to worry about that you just mix it and it is just fine. The full version is one of the many dishes served as Cypriot mezes. Original recipe from http://humus101.com.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup tasty tahini
  • 13 cup cool water (maybe more if leaving in the fridge for some time)
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 small garlic clove (optional, use only if serving this sauce as a meze)
  • 3 -5 stalks fresh parsley (optional, ditto)
  • paprika (optional, ditto)


  1. Put the tahini in a small bowl and pour in a little water.
  2. Stir slowly until the texture starts to become thicker, then add more water and stir. Repeat a few times keeping the mixture more or less homogeneous.
  3. Squeeze and add the lemon juice. (Stop at this point if using with Msabbha recipe#434826).
  4. (Continue if serving as a sauce in itself), Chop the garlic and the parsley well, and add them while stirring.
  5. If the tahini is too thick, add a little more water. Add the salt.
  6. Serve with some chopped parsley on top and a sprinkling of paprika.
  7. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Wonderful! Used it as a sauce but still added garlic (more than stated in the recipe............) salt, some cayenne powder and a dash of cumin. Finished off with parsley and poured over my veggies. This was a very tasty lunch. Since I have some left I I'll use it over falafel tomorrow. Will certainly make again.
Thanks for posting.
Made for ***Ramadan Recipe Tag-2011***

Chef Dudo August 04, 2011

This was indeed quick and easy! It was amazing to see how it got thicker before it got thinner, and the finished product was absolutely delicious. After tasting it, I did add generous amounts of salt and garlic powder, and a dash of smoked paprika, even though I was using it as a sauce rather than a meze. It made for a lovely lunch over some falafel on a bed of salad veggies. I can't wait to try it in pita sandwiches. Made for Veggie Swap.

Prose February 01, 2011

Pretty easy, If you are adding the sauce to let's say a chicken or beef shawerma sandwich, I would suggest to add chopped up tomatoes and cucumbers along with the chopped up parsley.

beeyatch33 August 09, 2011

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