Tahini Sauce

Silky smooth and goes with so many recipes. Its my go to drizzle for roasted veg, on falafel, added to yogurt for dips and used to make salad dressings. All hale Ottolenghi, for introducing us to this heavenly sesame seed paste.

You can double up if your catering for lots of guests. It keeps very well in the fridge.

Yield ½ cup


  • 80g light tahini paste
  • 1 small garlic glove grated
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Good grind of pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ to ½ cup hot water


  1. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and using a hand whisk combine, it will look a little grainy to start.
  2. Gradually add the water and keep whisking until you have a smooth sauce. I like mine quite runny so please add more water to thin it down.
  3. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
  4. This will keep in an air tight container for a good week.

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