Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 0 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg

Tahini, a classic Mediterranean condiment made from sesame seeds, is delicious served as a dip or spread (try it with my Baked Falafel). It’s usually made with oil to give it a creamy consistency, but I skipped the oil and used water instead. I also gave the option of adding nonfat Greek yogurt to give it a smoother texture.

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This recipe makes about 2 cups
  • 1 cup tahini sesame seed paste, mixed well (see note below)
  • ¾ cup room-temperature water (more as needed for thinner consistency)
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt (optional for a creamier sauce)

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix by hand until smooth and creamy.  Adjust seasonings, salt and lemon juice to taste.

NOTE: Be sure it’s sesame seed paste and not sauce—the only ingredients should be ground sesame seeds and salt. 

Makes 2 cups; 2 tablespoons per serving

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D