Tahini Sauce is a garlicky, creamy, nutty condiment that you can drizzle on sandwiches, wraps, sweet potatoes, fries, pakora etc. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
2017 may be the year of tahini, we shall see.
I only know of tahini as an ingredient in traditional hummus. Lately I have been seeing a few ‘Tahini Sauces’. I haven’t tried any of them yet but I am excited about the new uses for this great superfood. Tahini is ground, toasted sesame seeds. It has a thick, creamy texture with a nutty flavor. I really like it and am looking forward to experimenting with this new ingredient.
This time I used my classic recipe, hummus, and just left out the chickpeas. I also played around with the ratios of the remaining ingredients. This trick paid off and yielded a garlicky, creamy, nutty condiment that I can drizzle on sandwiches, wraps, sweet potatoes, fries, pakora etc. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.This tahini sauce is made with garlic, smoked paprika, olive oil and lemon juice. I’m claiming this as a healthy condiment, yay! I always feel guilty about slathering on condiments because they usually are so unhealthy but this time, we have ourselves a winner! Yay for us:)Feel free to leave a comment and let us know how you used this magic sauce
A tasty and easy sauce to add to sandwiches, wraps and drizzle on potatoes and veggies.
1/2 cup tahini paste
2 cloves of garlic, peeled, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs smoked paprika
juice from one lemon
extra virgin olive oil
- In a blender add the first 5 ingredients and 1/2 cup of oil. Blend on slow, then high, adding oil until the mixture has the desired consistency.
- The more oil you add, the thinner the consistency which is great for drizzling. The less oil you add, the thicker the consistency which is great for smearing.
- Enjoy with salads, sandwiches, wraps, baked sweet potatoes, french fries, hash browns etc.
Another recipe with tahini: