Yogurt Tahini Lemon Sauce

Easy Lemon Sauce
Molly Watson
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
53 Calories
4g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 62mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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 to taste (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. 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.

  3. Add salt to taste, and pepper, if you like.