1. Pour the tahini paste into a large bowl. Add the parsley, garlic powder, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper to taste. 00:19
2. Whisk the ingredients together, slowly at first to prevent splatter, and then with more speed as the paste dissolves. The tahini is ready when the sauce is silky, light in color, and uniform in texture. Taste the sauce and add additional season, as necessary. 02:18
What You'll Need
- Large bowl
- Tahini paste (1 cup)
- Dried parsley (1 teaspoon)
- Garlic powder (2 teaspoons)
- Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
- Water (1 cup)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Tahini paste is made from ground sesame seeds and has a texture similar to that of nut butter. Tahini paste can be purchased in most markets. If there is visible oil separation, stir the paste before using. Tahini sauce differs from tahini paste in that has a thinner, more pourable texture. It can be used on sandwiches, meats, and vegetables.
Chef Fares uses dried spices because the flavors remain more consistent in the tahini sauce over a longer period of time. Fresh spices can be used as well, but the sauce will expire at an earlier date. If using fresh garlic, be sure to mince it finely so there are no chunks in the sauce.
It is important not to add too much lemon juice or water. The sauce should be pourable, yet still retain body.