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Tahini Sauce
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Tahini sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cuisine: Cypriot Recipes, Mediterranean Recipes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Sonia Skounaki for Primal Mediterranean Gourmet


  • 1 cup tahini
  • 5 - 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of water more if you want a thinner consistency


  • In a food processor or high speed blender, add the tahini and about half cup water. Pulse a couple of times to incorporate the ingredients.
  • Add the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and pulse a few times until you have a smooth creamy paste.
  • Add water gradually and pulse after each addition, until you get the desired consistency. The amount of one cup of water to one cup pf tahini gives a hummus like texture to the sauce. If you would like to have a thinner sauce (e.g. to drizzle over grilled meats or a salad) then you need to add more water.