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  • Writer's pictureAnna Jarema

Roasted Garlic Tahini Sauce

Delicious Roasted Garlic and Tahini make an incredible sauce for dipping fresh or sautéed veggies.


Who doesn't love roasted garlic? Its delicious when you do it right, and below is a foolproof way to get perfect roasted garlic every time. Combine roasted garlic, tahini, lemon juice, sesame oil and red pepper flakes and you have this amazing sauce for dipping fresh veggies, or drizzling over sautéed veggies, like our blistered snow pea recipe.

This Roasted Garlic Tahini sauce recipe requires and immersion blender, but can be made without one. Recipe yields about 1/2 cup of sauce.


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. On a cutting board, chop and discard the top 1/4 inch off of a head of garlic. Wrap the garlic in an aluminum foil packet, so that the seams of the foil are on top. Pour about 1 tbs of olive oil into the open head of garlic, making sure the olive oil is dispersed to all cloves. Roast packets of garlic on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, leaving in the foil for an extra 10 minutes after removing from the oven. After letting cool for 10 minutes, open the aluminum foil packets and allow to cool completely.



Once the roasted garlic is completely cooled, squeeze your whole head into an immersion blender safe cup. (If you don't have an immersion blender, just try to break down the garlic and incorporate evenly.) To the garlic, add 1/2 cup tahini, 2 Tbs lemon juice and 1 Tbs sesame oil. Blend until the garlic is combined. Next, add the remaining lemon juice and stir by hand. If you want a thinner sauce, add 1 Tbs of water at a time until you reach desired consistency.



 

Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing

  • 1 head garlic

  • 1 Tbs olive oil

  • 1/2 cup tahini

  • Juice of 1 whole lemon, divided

  • 1 Tbs sesame oil

  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1 tsp chunky salt


Step 1: Let’s Get Started


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. On a cutting board, chop and discard the top 1/4 inch off of a head of garlic. Wrap the garlic in an aluminum foil packet, so that the seams of the foil are on top. Pour about 1 tbs of olive oil into the open head of garlic, making sure the olive oil is dispersed to all cloves. Roast packets of garlic on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, leaving in the foil for an extra 10 minutes after removing from the oven. After letting cool for 10 minutes, open the aluminum foil packets and allow to cool completely.


Once the roasted garlic is completely cooled, squeeze your whole head of garlic into an immersion blender safe cup. (If you don't have an immersion blender, just try to break down the garlic and incorporate evenly.)


To the garlic, add 1/2 cup tahini, 2 Tbs lemon juice and 1 Tbs sesame oil. Blend until the garlic is combined. Next, add the remaining lemon juice and salt and stir by hand. If you want a thinner sauce, add 1 Tbs of water at a time until you reach desired consistency. Pair with fresh or roasted veggies.


 

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This Roasted Garlic Tahini sauce makes a perfect addition to any fresh or roasted vegetables.

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