Tahini Dipping

By Angelika Hanna

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame. It comes jarred as a paste and can be found in any larger grocery store in the Middle Eastern store ail. Tahini is used in the cuisines of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and in parts of North Africa.

This creamy, thick paste is ideal for making a dipping sauce. I love to dip my raw vegetables such as celery and carrots in it. It makes eating the healthy veggies more delicious.

This Tahini dipping sauce is vegetarian + vegan and a source of calcium, protein, amino acid, omega-3 + omega-6 fatty acids.

Tahini sauce can be used as a dressing for salads or as a spread for sandwiches. It also goes well with meats, in particular lamb.


Prep: 10 min

Serving: 1 cup

Author: Angelika Hanna / Zest4Food


  • 2/3 cup Tahini paste
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 pinch ground cumin
  • 2 pinch ground cayenne pepper Optional: 1-2 garlic cloves, finely minced, 1 tbsp fresh parsley

Stir all the ingredients well together and serve. Tahini sauce lasts chilled in the fridge for a few days. Stir again after the sauce has sat in the fridge.

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