This sauce tastes like ranch that’s just had touch of a makeover: smooth and nutty with a nice jolt of lemon and herbs. Serve drizzled over a grilled steak, a grain bowl, grilled vegetables, or any green salad, or use as as dip. For the best-tasting tahini, select one that looks smooth and almost drippy in the jar or can. And be sure to completely combine the paste with any oil that’s separated to the top before using.

Mary-Claire Britton
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Recipe Summary

Serves 8 (serving size: 2 tsp.)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tahini, canola mayonnaise, and fresh lemon juice in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in water until smooth. Add maple syrup, stone-ground mustard, minced garlic clove, kosher salt, and black pepper; whisk to combine. Stir in chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped fresh dill, and chopped fresh chives.


Nutrition Facts

53 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 2g; fiber 0g; sugars 1g; added sugar 0g; sodium 97mg; calcium 0; potassium 0.