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Creamy Tahini Sauce

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Recipe by Julie Negrin
This dressing can be used in a pita over falafel, as a dressing on a raw vegetable salad, or over cooked vegetables, rice, and tofu. Garnish with parsley.


  • 3/4 cup sesame tahini
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 5–6 Tbs (75–90mL) lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs lime juice
  • 1–2 tsp (3–6g) garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbs flax oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2–1 cup (120–240mL) water


  • Place tahini, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, flax oil, and salt in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. (You can also use a blender.) Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Keeping the motor running, slowly drizzle in the water, checking every now and then to monitor the consistency.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 162
  Calories from Fat 118 (73%)
(21%)Total Fat 14g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(3%)Sodium 79mg
(5%)Potassium 165mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(10%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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