Shawarma Sauces

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Question: Shawarma Sauces

What are some sauces that can be used on shawarma?

Answer: If you have never had shawarma, you are truly missing out on a Middle Eastern delight! Thinly sliced seasoned meat that is cradled in piping hot pita, topped with crisp veggies or onion rings is the ultimate fast food. Like a fast food burger with its ketchup and mustard, shawarma is not complete unless it has a sauce to go with it.

There are several sauces that go well shawarma. You can squeeze the sauce on like ketchup with a condiment dispenser or as a dip, au jus style. Here are my favorite shawarma sauces:

  • Tahini Sauce: This sesame based sauce is a staple in Middle Eastern cooking. It is commonly served with shawarma.
  • Falafel Hot Sauce: Yes, it says falafel, but I love it on shawarma. Be careful, it is definitely spicy.
  • Tarator Sauce: This is the secret sauce that Middle East restaurants won't tell you about. Well, the secret is out and this sauce is just as easy to make as it is delicious! Tarator combines tahini with garlic to make a fantastic sauce.
  • Yogurt Garlic Sauce: This is similar to the sauce you get on Greek gyros.