Dressings, Dips, & Condiments Middle Eastern

Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce

lemon tahini yogurt saucea nutty smooth yogurt sesame dip, full of essential vitamins and minerals

Tahini is a paste that is made from ground sesame seeds that is common in Middle Eastern cooking. It’s rich in minerals phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron. It is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin E, and many B vitamins. It is also rich in unsaturated fat, which is a healthy fat that can reduce risks of heart disease. Tahini also helps in maintaining healthy skin and muscle tone, aiding against anemia, and promote healthy cell growth. It is used in both savory and sweet dishes, and can be added to enhance flavors in dips, marinate, and even vinaigrettes.

Lemon Garlic Tahini Dip


1 cup plain greek yogurt
2 tbsp tahini sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tbs olive oil
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
Fresh thyme for garnish (optional)
Salt to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. If too thick, slowly add water and mix until desired consistency is reached. Adjust for salt and pepper.
  2. Serve alongside homemade za’taar fries, in your favorite shawarma sandwich, or with fresh vegetables for dipping.

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  • Reply Matchstick Za’taar Fries – Alaa's Pantry November 23, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    […] a sprinkle of salt again if desired. Serve alongside ketchup or tahini yogurt sauce. […]

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