Yogurt Tahini Lemon Sauce

Easy Lemon Sauce
Tahini Lemon Sauce. Photo © Molly Watson
    10 mins

Yogurt Tahini Lemon Sauce is a quick, flavorful condiment perfect with lamb dishes, simple salads, and rice pilafs. It's a real stand-out with Minted Lamb Meatballs or drizzled on a Fattoush Salad. I like to use whole milk yogurt in general, but particularly in sauces. Low-fat and nonfat versions tend to have stabilizers or thickeners, which can make the final texture of the sauce less than ideal.

It keeps, covered and chilled, for up to a week.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons tahini (ground sesame paste)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Fine sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper (optional)

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, tahini, and lemon juice together until smooth. Getting the tahini and yogurt to a smooth state will require a bit of attention, so make sure to work them together.
  2. Add salt to taste, and pepper, if you like.