Egyptian Cuisine — Tahine, Sesame-Based Falafel Sauce

Every great falafel needs a great sauce.  Tahine is a thin sauce made from tahini, water, and a little oil that is drizzled on a pita with falafel or a variety of meat fillings.


(adapted from Memories of a Lost Egypt: A Memoir with Recipes by Colette Rossant)

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • about 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt

We mixed all the ingredients in a bowl:


Looks good to us!

Enjoy it on falafel, any kind of sandwich, or even salads or grilled meats.

More from our Egyptian meal:



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