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A cup of Tahini sauce and spoon on a table
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5 from 7 votes

Tahini sauce/dip

An authentic Middle Eastern sauce/dip/appetizer/dressing.
Author: Amira


  • 1/2 cup tahini paste.
  • 1/4 cup water - plus or minus depending on your preferred sauce thickness.
  • 2 Tablespoon white vinegar.
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice.
  • 2 garlic cloves- minced.
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt - or to your taste.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin.


  • 1 Tablespoon coarsely chopped onion.
  • For garnishing: olive oil and any or all of coriander/cumin/red pepper flakes….


  • In your processor add all the ingredients except for the garlic and the onion if using.
  • Mix well until everything is well combined.
  • Pour contents in a bowl, add garlic, onion and mix.
  • If serving in bowls, add a teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle some coriander/cumin or red pepper flakes on top.
  • Serving suggestions: as a dip with pita bread/chips or use it instead of mayo in many sandwiches specially falafel and foul, serve alongside seafood dishes or with grilled meat/chicken.
  • Enjoy!!!