Tahini Sauce

21 Nov

Tahini Sauce

Tahini Paste is made from sesame seeds which are ground up.  This Tahini Sauce recipe can be thinned down with water and drizzled over your favorite steamed vegetable – my favorite is to drizzle it on asparagus and broccoli.  Or use it as a dressing for fava beans or garbanzo beans with some chopped parsely.

Magnified image of white sesame seeds

Magnified image of white sesame seeds (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 cup (240 ml) tahini paste sesame seed paste
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup to 1 cup water**
3/4 cup lemon juice
2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely minced or extruded through a garlic press
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt**
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
pepper to taste – (fine ground best)

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a whisk for a couple of minutes. Use it as salad dressing, dip for raw vegetables, spread for sandwich or the dressing for garbanzo or fava bean salad.

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