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Tahini Dressing

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Rich tasting and creamy, this Middle East-inspired sauce works well overvegetables from asparagus to zucchini. It can also be used as a toppingover stir-fried veggies and pasta or rice for a true ethnic fusionmeal.

Preparation facts

Servings: 4

Yield: 1 cup (240 mL)


1/4 cup (60g) tahini (sesame butter)

1/2 cup (120mL) water

1 tsp (5mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice

dash salt

2 cloves garlic, minced (more to taste)


Mix all ingredients well. Tahini may be solid and take some time to become mixed with water. Add more water if a thinner sauce is desired.

Serve at room temperature over vegetables, rice or pasta.

Makes about 1 cup (240mL) sauce or about 4 servings.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 91
Calories from Fat 67 (73%)
% Daily Value*
12%Total Fat 8g
6%Saturated Fat 1.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
0%Cholesterol 0mg
2%Sodium 45mg
2%Potassium 76mg
1%Total Carbohydrate 4g
3%Dietary Fiber 0.7g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
5%Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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