Poor Man’s Tahini Sauce

by Daisy

If you love falafels, but, like me, the price of tahini for the tahini sauce sends you stumbling backwards a few steps in the grocery aisle, you might want to give this recipe a try.

It has the essence of tahini sauce, without having to pop out of the store for a couple of hours to sell your plasma to buy tahini.

Poor Man’s Tahini Sauce

makes about a cup

1 cup plain yogurt

1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1 clove garlic, crushed or finely minced

2 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 sprig parsley or cilantro, finely chopped

salt to taste

Blend all ingredients and chill for about an hour for the flavors to meld.

If you need one, here’s my recipe for falafels.


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Tammy October 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Thank you so much for this!!! I am always so taken about by the cost of tahini in the store. I will definitely be making this over the weekend.

Daisy October 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Tammy–I hope you like it!

Mary@Back to the Basics! October 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Great recipe! Tahini is so expensive these days!

Farmer Doug October 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

Great photos, Daisy. Easy recipe instructions for your readers to follow. Thanks for sharing. Best regards, Farmer Doug @ Ladybug’s Mew in Yellow Point.

Maria Ehlers November 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Could toasted Sesame Oil work for this? I have some for stir-fries. The reason I don’t buy tahini is not just the cost, it’s because I can never use up the whole container. It should come in size with just a few ounces, so you can buy it for one recipe!

Daisy November 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Maria–I bet that would be good. Same flavor.

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