1 ½ cup tahini
1 ½ cups yoghurt or buttermilk
1 medium clove crushed garlic
½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon
¼ cup finely minced scallions
¼ cup finely minced parsley
salt to taste dash or two cayenne
dash or two paprika
½ tsp ground cumin (more to taste)
dash or two tamari
Beat well, using a whisk, wooded spoon or even electric mixer.
(The more you whip it, the thicker it becomes. Follow your own personal designs.)
Serve room temperature on hot falafel or vegetables. Serve chilled on salad. Serves 6.
This is a great sauce to take to a barbecue with falafel and pita bread if you are a vegetarian and in a hurry.
The meat eaters may be allowed the sauce on their salad if they don't make fun of your falafel patties. You can also serve it with sautéed vegetables - especially eggplant. Can slightly increase the ratio of yoghurt or buttermilk to tahini and use it as a hearty salad dressing.