Tahini Cumin Sauce is one of those sauces that tastes amazing on and with everything.
Tahini is a staple ingredient in the Middle East and for good reason. It’s extremely versatile and its uses span savory and sweet. It’s used for dips, dessert, dishes, and so much more.
Some of the benefits include:
- Each serving of tahini is high in fiber. The American Heart Association Eating plan suggests total dietary fiber intake should be 25-30 grams a day from food, not supplements. Currently, average fiber intake in the United States is 15 grams a day. Adding just two tablespoons of tahini which equate to 4 grams of fiber, to your diet you can reach the recommended intake.
- Tahini has twice as much calcium as a serving of peanut butter
- Tahini is a safe substitute if you have a peanut allergy
- Tahini is a great source of potassium which is extremely good for your heart but unfortunately many Americans lack.
- The best part is there are no added ingredients, in fact, it is only one ingredient. Some companies add a little salt but not much.
Tahini Cumin Sauce
This recipe does not require much. Like most of the recipes on my site, ingredients are easily accessible and the recipe come together in no time
The details in this recipe:
Tahini: the star of this recipe is tahini. I use Mid East brand and if I dont have time to go to my ethnic supermarket I find it on Amazon or Costco. There is no salt added, no preservatives added, and its just pure creamy delicious tahini.
Cumin: this is an extremely popular spice in the Middle East as well as Indian, Mexican and other cuisines. It is either used as a whole seed or ground like in this case. See this popular drink using whole cumin seeds. The most common traditional use of cumin is for indigestion. In fact, in most dishes that have beans in in them which cause bloating, ground cumin is usually added to it the dish.
Parsley: I like to finely chop the parsley and even recommend putting it in the blender to make it into a paste like texture to fully emulsify the flavor.
Water: Water is going to just make it creamier as its blending with the other ingredients.
Lemon: The acidity is going to take it to the next level to balance all the flavors.
Some of my favorite savory ways to use tahini
- This phenomenal kofta tahini recipe,
- this amazing creamy tomato tahini salad
- this carrot and date salad with tahini dressing
- or this refreshing sumac salmon salad with kale and tahini vinaigrette
Sweet ways to use tahini
- are: these chocolate tahini brownies,
- these tahini shortbread cookies
- or my favorite date bundt cake with tahini glaze
- or these visually stunning and delicious kanfeh cones with tahini mascarpone filling.
This creamy, delicious sauce is going to become your new go to sauce on everything.
- 2/4 cup tahini
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- Juice of 1 lemon about 1/3 cup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Handful roughly 1/2 cup parsley minced finely or preferred blended in a blender
- Salt to taste I use 1 tsp
- Wash parsley and dry with paper towel
Put in a blender and blend until paste like or mince very fine
- mix tahini, garlic, lemon, water, cumin with the parsley
Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time if tahini begins to toughen and mix until creamy