Yogurt Tahini Lemon Sauce

Easy Lemon Sauce
Molly Watson
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (serves 8)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 53
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 58 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)