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Lime-Tahini-Chive Sauce

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.

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