Tahini is a tried-and-true base for a quick sauce. The lime and chives add some aromatic depth to the nuttiness of the tahini, and the yogurt balances out the bitterness of the lime. The result is a bright, aromatic, creamy, nutty sauce that can be used as a salad dressing, dip for snacking, or drizzled on top of roasted vegetables or meat.
2/3 cup tahini
Zest of 1 lime and juice of 3 limes (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup whole milk plain yogurt
Salt, to taste
1. Mix the tahini, lime zest, juice, and chives together in a medium bowl, whisking with a fork until combined. The tahini will seize up a bit at first, but will become creamy and smooth again.
2. Add water and whisk until smooth and pale. It should be pourable but not watery-thin.
3. Season with salt, to taste.
Serve as a dressing for a crisp salad of little gems or romaine, drizzle onto roasted vegetables, or as a dip for snacking!
Store in a jar in the fridge for up to a week.