Tahini Sauce

As demonstrated in the “Date Night” episode of Live It– February 2019

Watch the episode here.

Related recipe: Walnut & Pistachio Crusted Baked Fish

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  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ Tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Diced tomatoes (optional)


  1. Start by mincing fresh garlic as finely as possible on a cutting board. Add salt to minced garlic and smash with the side of a knife to make a paste.
  2. Add garlic paste, tahini, water, lemon juice and pepper to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Stir in fresh parsley and/or fresh diced tomatoes if desired.
  4. Serve over fish, meat dishes, salads or vegetables. Goes great with our walnut & pistachio crusted baked fish recipe!

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Yield: 6 servings

Calories  123.9

Total Fat  10.8 g

Saturated Fat  1.5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat  4.7 g

Monounsaturated Fat  4.1 g

Cholesterol  0.0 mg

Sodium  120.3 mg

Potassium  100.6 mg

Total Carbohydrate  5.6 g

Dietary Fiber  1.9 g

Sugars  0.3 g

Protein  3.6 g

Vitamin C  7.0%

Calcium  8.9%

Copper  16.5%

Folate  5.2%

Iron  10.2%

Manganese  16.3%

Phosphorus  15.0%

Thiamin  16.7%

Zinc  6.3%

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit www.chwchospital.org/live-it.