Green tahini sauce
Green tahini sauce is a bright flavorful dipping sauce made with tahini paste, herbs, lemon juice, and spices. It's simple to make (just mix all the ingredients!) and elevates any dish to the next level!
- 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley 1oz/25g (weight of the leaves)
- 1 bunch coriander/cilantro 1oz/25g (weight of the leaves)
- zest grated from 1 lemon
- 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup tahini paste 4 tablespoons (70g)
- 2 small cloves garlic
- 1 flat teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- a pinch of: ground coriander, cumin, cardamom, and cloves (optional)
- a pinch of chili flakes optional, to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- How to use up the sauce: you can use the sauce the same way to would use a pesto sauce. Use it to make Sabich sandwich, spoon over sandwiches or pizza, add to a salad, use as a dipping sauce for roasted vegetables, fish, chicken or falafel.
- You can substitute parsley for coriander but I like the sauce best with both, parsley and coriander. You could also add mint leaves.
- The spices are optional but they elevate the taste of the sauce.
- Feel free to add more chili flakes if you like spicy dishes.
- You can thin out the sauce with olive oil or water to make it more 'drizzle-able'.
- Storage: store the sauce in a tightly-closed container for about 2 days in the fridge. If you want to store it longer, for about 1 week, pour a thin layer of olive oil on top of the sauce, to prevent it from spoiling.
- Calories = whole recipe = 3/4 cup. This is only an estimate!