Tahini Sauce

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great for falafel, salad etc

Preparation time: 10
Cooking time: 0

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

Dietary guidance: v v g d 


1 cup tahini paste
1/4 cup (plus more, if necessary,) lemon juice
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1/2 to 3/4 cup water, as needed
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt


Make the sauce by combining the tahini paste, lemon juice, and garlic in a bowl and stirring to combine (I prepared in in my mini cuisinart and it was o so smooth!).

Add the water a little at a time as needed to form a smooth, creamy sauce approximately the thickness of heavy cream.

(Note that the sauce might appear to separate for a bit before enough water has been added; just keep adding more water bit by bit and stirring until the sauce comes together.)

Season to taste with salt and more lemon juice, if necessary.

Transfer to a nonreactive container and refrigerate until ready to serve the falafel.

Yield: about 2 cups

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2007
Show: Emeril LiveEpisode: A Persian Feast


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