Use this magical vegan tahini sauce as a dressing for salads, a sauce for vegetables and meats, a spread for sandwiches or a dip for just about anything. It’s very simple to make and is much more than the sum of it’s parts. Just delicious!
1/3 cup (80 ml) well stirred tahini, try our easy tahini recipe
1 garlic clove minced very finely into a paste, see note
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 to 6 tablespoons lukewarm water
Pinch cumin, optional
Pinch cayenne, optional
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional
Whisk tahini, garlic paste, lemon juice, olive oil and the salt in a bowl until combined — the mixture will thicken, don’t worry about this.
Add the water, a tablespoon at a time and whisking well after each addition until desired consistency. If making a spread, look for the consistency of peanut butter. If making a sauce, add enough water until the consistency of runny yogurt. Stir in the optional cumin, cayenne pepper and parsley. Taste for seasoning and adjust with additional salt or lemon juice. Store covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days.