Yogurt Tahini Lemon Sauce

Easy Lemon Sauce
Molly Watson
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
30 Calories
1g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 79mg 2%
*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 to 3 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame paste)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Fine sea salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black 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.