Tahini, aah, such a wondrous ingredient, made from sesame seeds and not understood or used enough in this country. One of its properties is that it thickens in the presence of acid, so you can add lemon juice to it to thicken it as well as flavour it, and gradually thin it with water or milk until you get to the right conistency (depending on what you are using it for).
This classic green sauce includes garlic and parsley as well, for a great dip, spread, sauce or dressing. It is Middle Eastern in flavours, so pair it with pita bread, falafel, herby salads, or any flatbread. It is great in salad sandwiches and wraps. Dress vegetable salads with it, pair it with some steamed beetroot. Dip crackers and crudites into it. Spread tiny toasts and top with chopped cucumber or chopped tomato and chilli. You are going to love it.
Green Tahini Sauce | Dip | Dressing | Spread
2 Tblspn tahini paste
2 Tblspn water
1 Tblspn lemon juice
2 Tblspn flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
Whisk the tahini, the lemon juice, parsley, garlic, a pinch of salt and water until it is the consistency of a thick sauce. The mixture should be creamy and smooth.If it is too thick, add a little more water.
Taste and adjust salt, lemon and garlic if needed. Set the sauce aside.
Green Tahini Yoghurt Dressing
Take some Green Tahini Sauce and mix it with yoghurt in about equal amounts to make a Tahini-Yoghurt Dressing. Taste and adjust yoghurt or Tahini Sauce as needed.