This delicious tahini yogurt sauce can be used as a dip or dressing. It's a simple sauce that's easy to pull together but it has wonderful, rich flavors.
This sauce is ready in minutes and a perfect addition to an appetizer tray or great in a sandwich!
Why You Should Make this Sauce
I love using this sauce as a dip, but you can use it as a salad dressing or topping for a sandwich like shawarma or falafel.
This a great blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors and is similar to a sauce used in many Arabic dishes.
Here's what you'll need to make this delicious tahini yogurt sauce recipe.
- Greek Yogurt - thick and creamy yogurt, I recommend using plain Greek yogurt
- Tahini Paste - a sesame paste made from blended sesame seeds
- Lemon Juice - use freshly squeezed juice if possible
- Parsley - use fresh parsley (see substitution recommendations below if you'd like to use another herb)
- Salt - you can use sea salt or kosher salt
- Black Pepper - use freshly ground black pepper if possible
- Optional Toppings - olive oil, sumac, pomegranate seeds
See recipe card for quantities.
Combine the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
Stir till fully combined.
Spread into a small bowl. Top with optional sprinkle of sumac, olive oil, and pomegranate seeds.
Slice optional vegetables like cucumbers, radishes, and carrots to serve for dipping. Or toast and slice some pita bread.
To serve - use as a dip for fresh vegetables and pita or spread in a shawarma or falafel sandwich.
More Great Sauce Recipes
Want some other great sauces and dips? Try some of our favorites.
- Tzatziki (Cucumber Yogurt Sauce) - a classic Mediterranean sauce recipe.
- Avocado Sauce - a fantastic, fresh green dip perfect for sandwiches or veggies.
- Whipped Feta Dip - a lovely salty cheese dip made with feta and greek yogurt.
Substitutions & Variations
Want to try some additional variations on this recipe? Try adding in some of these ingredients.
- Garlic Clove - add a minced clove of garlic or two to this sauce for a little bite.
- Fresh Herbs - you can add other soft, fresh herbs to this recipe like mint, oregano, and chives
- Spice Blend - if you like some additional flavor in this sauce, try stirring in a teaspoon of ras el hanout or baharat spice.
What to Serve with this Sauce
You can certainly serve this as a dip, but consider making it a tahini yogurt dressing and using it to top any of these recipes. If your sauce is too thick, you can thin it with a little warm water and then drizzle it on the following:
This sauce will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.
I wouldn't recommend freezing this sauce as the herbs will be best when they are fresh.
Tips for Making this Recipe
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Specialty Ingredients - Tahini (sesame paste) can be found in most grocery stores, but it's also available online at Amazon.
Alternate Preparation Methods - If you want your herbs to be really incorporated into the sauce, you can always blitz this up in a food processor. It will take on an even creamier texture!
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- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup tahini paste
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Optional toppings - sprinkle sumac spice, pomegranate seeds, and olive oil.
- Combine the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Stir till fully combined.
- Top with optional sprinkle of sumac, olive oil, and pomegranate seeds.
- To serve - use as a dip for crudités and pita or spread in a shawarma or falafel sandwich.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g