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Tahini sauce: The basic recipe

So you know the basic recipe for falafel? Now you just need the perfect sauce! Tahini sauce is made in no time with tahinilemongarlic and parsley . By the way, this sauce is called tarratohr in Lebanon.

The tahini sauce tastes slightly nutty and yet wonderfully fresh. The lemon gives the sauce a lovely acidity and the parsley slightly slows down the strong garlic.

Tarratohr is fantastic with falafel, or shawarma, but also with grilled meat (e.g. kafta) and fried vegetables.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 524


  • 85 g Tahini
  • 1  Garlic clove
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 handful flat leaf parsley
  • 100 ml water or more according to taste. It depends on the tahini used.
  • Salt, pepper


  • Peel the garlic clove and crush it with the salt in a mortar.
  • Squeeze the lemon.
  • Chop the parsley.
  • In a bowl, mix the garlic-salt mixture with the tahini.
  • Add the juice of half a lemon and mix together. The mixture will now behave a little strangely: The tahini reacts with the lemon – and the mixture stiffens.
  • Now add the water and mix everything well with a fork. The sauce is now liquid and creamy.
  • Now add the chopped parsley and taste the sauce again with salt and pepper as needed. One serving yields approx. 250 ml.


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Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 4mg

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