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Tahini Sauce – Tarator


Cuisine: Lebanese

Tahini Sauce or Tarator is a creamy sauce used with fish, or as a salad dressing, or as a roasted vegetables dressing.

Yield: 250ml
Cooking time: 10 min
You need: a bowl


  • 100g tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • approx. 100ml cold water


  1. Add the lemon juice into the tahini and combine both with a spoon (or a fork) until the mixture is thick and fluffy.
  2. Add the garlic.
  3. Add the salt.
  4. Start adding cold water, little at a time and keep stirring. Before you add more water make sure that the mixture has no lumps.
  5. Keep adding and mixing water until the sauce is creamy, without lumps.

Notes on Tahini Sauce – Tarator

  • Goes well with roasted vegetables. Can be used as a salad dressing or a dip, too.
  • Regarding the health benefits of tahini, click here.

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