This creamy and addictive sauce is made with rich tahini, real mayonnaise, fresh garlic and bright lemon juice.
All is right in the world when I have a jar of tahini stashed in the pantry or in my refrigerator. In case you’re not familiar, tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. You can pick up a jar at most large grocery stores, international markets or online.
Tahini is the secret to smooth, creamy hummus and is a great addition to many Lebanese specialties. Packed with heart-healthy omega 3’s and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, tahini is satisfying, delicious and totally good for you.
We love drizzling it over grilled meats, roasted fish and tossing it into salads. Most recently, I turned it into a quick and easy Creamy Tahini Garlic Mayo to spread over juicy burgers. The cool, flavorful sauce complements a hot-off-the-grill burger to a T. It’s the ultimate dip for hot, crispy french fries and is ideal for dipping cool veggies.
Tahini mixed with fresh garlic, real mayo and bright lemon juice instantly transforms into a mouth-watering and addictive condiment you’ll be making again and again.
Want to add sriracha? Be my guest. Spicy Tahini Tuna Maki anyone?
Your fork is waiting.
- ½ cup real mayonnaise
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons warm water
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt.
Slowly drizzle in warm water and continue whisking until mayo becomes smooth and creamy.
Serve on sandwiches, use as a dip for vegetables or spread on grilled corn. The options are endless!
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.