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Mediterranean Recipe for Stroke Prevention and Well-being

Tahini Sauce

Healthy food

Tahini Sauce

Tahini sauce is popular throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East. This simple, tangy, and flavor-packed sauce is made by blending rich, nutty tahini paste with citrus (lemon juice or lime juice), fresh garlic, and a little bit of water to aid the consistency.


  • 1-2 garlic cloves

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¾ cup tahini paste

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (or lemon juice, if you prefer)

  • ¼ cup cold water, more if needed

  • 1 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves, stems removed first (optional)


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the garlic cloves with the salt into a paste (or mince the garlic and season with salt.)

  2. Add the crushed garlic, tahini paste and lime juice to the bowl of a food processor and blend (it will be thick as it emulsifies.) Add a little bit of water and blend again until you reach the desired consistency.

  3. Transfer the tahini to a serving bowl, and if you like stir in fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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