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What is tahini sauce?

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Tahini sauce is a sauce made from a thick sesame seed paste called tahini. It typically also includes garlic, salt, olive oil and lemon juice, and some recipes may also include parsley or water.

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Tahini sauce is made by combining all ingredients into a food processor to form a smooth, thin sauce. It can also be prepared by mashing garlic and salt with the back of a spoon until a paste forms, then whisking in the other ingredients by hand. Once combined, the sauce keeps for about five days in the refrigerator.

Tahini sauce is most often used in pita sandwiches and dips. It may also be used as a marinade for meat or a sauce for chicken or beef kabobs.

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