Creamy Tahini Garlic Mayo

5 stars average

This creamy and addictive mayonnaise sauce is made with rich tahini, real mayonnaise, fresh garlic and bright lemon juice.

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Tahini Garlic Mayo

This creamy and addictive sauce is made with rich tahini, real mayonnaise, fresh garlic, and bright lemon juice.

Tahini Garlic Mayo

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 Jar

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.

Freekeh Salad with Tahini, Chickpeas and Pomegranate - The Lemon Bowl

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 Garlic Mayo - The Lemon Bowl

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.

Tahini Garlic Mayo

Creamy Tahini Garlic Mayo

5 stars average
This creamy and addictive mayonnaise sauce is made with rich tahini, real mayonnaise, fresh garlic and bright lemon juice.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 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.


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 0.6gProtein: 0.5gFat: 8.8gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 168mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1g

24 thoughts on “Creamy Tahini Garlic Mayo”

  1. Gooooooooodness this stuff is amazing!! I used a double boiler, so I could heat it up without the mayo separating, and poured it in a pan that had cooked squash, zucchini, asparagus and spinach. Delicious! I found it while doing the Whole30 thing, but man if I were a pasta eater this would be my go to for alfredo sauce. Using homemade mayo this is pretty clean and guilt free. Thank you!

  2. This sounds like the perfect way to dress up hamburgers. My husband is happy with straight mayo (and I am, too, when we are eating out), but I think I would be much happier with this tasty version. It doesn’t hurt that I was introduced to tahini and other wonderful things Lebanese almost 50 years ago…

  3. we had something similar to this at a restaurant and Larry loved it!! I just bought a jar of tahini, you inspire me to use it more!

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