Easy Tahini Sauce

If you follow me on social media, you know that my family consumes a lot of tahini! We put it on everything — from salads, rice bowls, noodle bowls to burgers, sandwiches and beyond. Ivy loves it, too!

Because we eat so much of it, I like to prepare this sauce at the beginning of the week and store it in the fridge in a mason jar so I have it on hand whenever the inevitable craving hits! Tahini contains B vitamins, phosphorous and magnesium and helps with detoxification. Its alkalizing minerals help ease digestion, aid in weight-loss and tone muscle. The added lemon juice in this sauce also helps cleanse the liver. 

Tip: Tahini is also high in iron and since anemia and low iron levels can result in decreased milk supply, it's a perfect sauce to have on hand for breastfeeding mothers. 

yield: 2 cups of sauce

2/3 cup tahini butter
2/3 cup water
juice from one whole lemon

Method

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. This recipe does vary as some lemons are juicier than others. If the sauce is too thick and paste-like, add some more water. If it’s too watery, add more tahini. Play with it until you find a consistency you prefer.

  sourdough toast with Everyday Tahini Sauce, hummus, avocado, sunflower seeds, cracked pepper and pepper flakes

sourdough toast with Everyday Tahini Sauce, hummus, avocado, sunflower seeds, cracked pepper and pepper flakes