golden tahini

Golden Tahini Sauce

Upgrade the classic condiment with an antioxidant-rich spice.

“Whipping tahini with water lightens the paste in terms of both thickness and color,” says New York City-based recipe developer Laura Rege. “Use ice water which keeps the delicate sesame oils in tahini stable against the heat of the blender, promoting a nice smooth flavor.”

Yields ½ cup 

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  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Place tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and turmeric in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until very smooth, occasionally adding ice water until the mixture lightens in color and desired consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper.

Photography by Jennifer Causey