This Garlicky Tahini Dressing is the perfect tahini sauce. Use it on salads, sandwiches or veggie burgers. A traditional Middle Eastern sauce bursting with bright lemon and mild garlic, this Zahav-inspired Tahini Sauce can be served on anything from falafel to kebabs to shawarma to your usual grilled chicken or fish.

Ingredients of Garlicky Tahini Sauce

  • 1 large whole head garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 heaping cup tahini paste
  • Ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt, to taste

How to Make Garlicky Tahini Sauce

  1. Combine the unpeeled garlic and lemon juice and griend them. Pulse until pulpy.
  2. Put the garlic-lemon mixture into a bowl through a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Using the masher, press as much liquid out as possible and then discard the remaining garlic and paper solids caught by the strainer.
  4. Whisk in the tahini paste until thick.
  5. Add ice water, and continue to whisk until smooth and thinned to your desired consistency.
  6. Whisk in the cumin and salt, to taste.
  7. Refrigerate for up to a week.