Citrus Tahini Sauce

This easy citrus tahini sauce makes a tasty dip for falafel or a great topping for pitas and other Mediterranean dishes.


4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 tsp Sea Salt, Fine
1/4 tsp Cumin, Ground
Ice Water


Combine minced garlic and lemon juice. Let stand for 10 minutes. Garlic will infuse the lemon juice with its flavor.

Pour the garlic-lemon juice mixture through a fine sieve. Use a spatula or spoon to press the garlic to extract as much liquid as possible. Throw out the garlic.

Add the tahini, salt, and cumin to the bowl and whisk until the mixture is completely combined. Add water, a tablespoon or two at a time, until the mixture is creamy and smooth. For a drizzle, add a bit more water to thin. Serve.

Add additional lemon juice or salt to taste.

Recipe adapted from COOKIE + Kate (