Yogurt Tahini Lemon Sauce

Easy Lemon Sauce
Molly Watson
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (serves 8)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
53 Calories
4g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
(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. 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.