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  • Makes 1½ cups

This basic sauce is very kid-friendly. Serve it with Couscous Bowls or other bowl creations, or as a dipping sauce for fresh veggies. If you want to add a little zing, stir in ¼ cup fresh tarragon or chives.

Recipe from Forks Over Knives Family.


  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a blender combine ½ cup water, the tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. Cover and blend until smooth, thinning with additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed to reach pouring consistency.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Shana1 month ago
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Oh my goodness! So tasty

Sheri3 months ago
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How long does this sauce keep for ?

Linda Boswell7 months ago
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I make this for pita toasts. Gets rave reviews from my family!

Diane Sonneville10 months ago
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The one cup of water was way too much and resulted in a dipping sauce that was more drinkable than dippable.

Courtney Davison6 months ago
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Hi Diane,
I’m sorry about that. Tahini thickness can vary a lot depending on the brand. We’ve updated the instructions to start with ½ cup water rather than 1 cup water; additional water can be added 1 to 2 Tbsp. at a time as needed to reach drizzling consistency. Thank you for the feedback.
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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a vegan chef specializing in whole-food, plant-based cuisine. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of the Forks Over Knives: Flavor! cookbook, recipe author for the book Forks Over Knives Family, and recipe contributor to The New York Times best-selling book The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives magazine, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit for more.

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