Tahini Yogurt Sauce

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For those that don’t know, tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds and it’s good (I know its hard but try to hold back your admiration for that incredibly informative description of tahini). I picked up my tahini at a health food grocery store and it was next to the peanut butter oddly enough… or maybe it’s not odd I don’t know. I wanted to make a tahini sauce for some falafels that I was frying up.

I initially made a sauce that consisted of tahini, water, lemon juice, olive oil, grated garlic, and salt and it was good but I really wanted something a little brighter and fresher so I started searching and came across this recipe more or less. This sauce combines everything I love about tahini and yogurt sauce. It has that distinct earthy, nutty tahini flavor and the bright yogurt flavor. The paprika and garlic finish out the taste and it’s just perfect on falafels and wraps. I also put some salted flatbread I cut into squares in the oven until it was crisp and then finished eating the leftover sauce with the flatbread crisps.

Stitch Murphy likes tahini. I believe Stitch is becoming Rowan’s apprentice because he seems to be acquiring Rowan’s insane food obsession.

1 cup plain greek yogurt
3 tablespoons tahini paste
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, grated
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika