Dressings, Dips, & Condiments

Tahini Lemon Sauce


a simple to make sauce, loaded with a nutty, rich, and zesty flavor perfect to drizzle over sautéed vegetables in sandwiches and more

Tahini is a paste or condiment made of toasted sesame seeds that is common in Middle Eastern cooking. It can be served on its own or used as an ingredient in certain dishes like hummus and baba ghanoush. Tahini is rich in minerals including phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron. It is one of the highest protein sources for most nuts and contains high levels of calcium. It helps maintain healthy skin and muscle tone and is a good source of healthy fats. It is versatile enough to be used in both savory and sweet dishes. This particular recipes is great as a dip, a drizzle, or addition or many sandwiches. Pour over Garlicky Bok Choy as seen in the picture. Get creative and see where you can use tahini in different, yet tasteful ways.

Tahini Lemon Sauce


1/3 cup well stirred tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. If too thick, add water (one tablespoon at a time) and adjust with salt to taste. Drizzle over sautéed vegetables, use as a salad dressing, or a spread in sandwiches, burgers etc. Add minced parsley, dill, or cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

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  • Reply Falafel (Chickpea Fritters) – Alaa's Pantry May 29, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    […] Falafel originated in Egypt, being made with a combination of fava beans among various spices and herbs. Other countries throughout the Middle East, including Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, adopted the recipe and began making the crispy treat with chickpeas or garbanzo beans. Garbanzo beans make the grunt of this recipe and provide a wide array of nutritional benefits. They provide slow-releasing carbohydrates which allow you to feel energized for longer periods of time. They help control blood sugar levels, and increase satiety so they are a good food to incorporate in your diet to improve weight loss. Their high fiber content can aid towards digestive health and they provide essential vitamins and minerals including folate, zinc among many more. Falafel can be eaten as a snack on their own dipped in hummus or added to pita bread to make a delicious falafel sandwich drizzled with Tahini Sauce. […]

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