Tomato Salad with Tahini Sauce

  • Servings: 2 or 3

While preparing dinner one day, I had this sudden idea of making a tomato salad with tarator* (tahini, lemon and garlic sauce) and herbs, instead of a classic sauce. It came out really good!

It was tanguy, flavoursome and a side dish that will go well with everything, especially with fish.

Tahini is now found in most U.K. supermarkets. It is healthy and a useful addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. It is also the main condiment used in hommos.

*Tarator is the Lebanese name of the tahini, lemon and garlic sauce.


  • 3 medium size tomatoes, diced
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 or 3 tbsp of tahini diluted in 2 tbsp of water (more or less)
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt, to taste


Step 1

Wash then cut the tomatoes, mint and spring onions and put them in a salad bowl.

Step 2

In a small container, prepare the tarator by mixing the tahini with water, lemon juice, garlic and salt. The sauce must have a creamy consistency. If too liquid, add more tahini and if too thick add more water.

Step 3

When ready, pour the sauce over the salad, mix and serve.

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