Grind half a cup of white sesame seeds as fine as
you can in your hand grinder or in a blender. Beat
in two tablespoons of cold water with a whisk. Add
two tablespoons of lemon juice and salt to taste,
say a quarter of a teaspoon.
Thin with a few drops more of water to the
consistency you require. Let stand for a quarter
hour before serving.
Hand this sauce at table with salads, use it to
construct sandwiches, or serve as a dip for
crudités. Hummos and Mutabbal are good examples of
tahini usauge as well as Halva.
Note: The sesame is an ancient cultivar, out of
the Indian sub-continent, and is very rich in
unsaturated fatty acids and calcium among other
Of course you can always buy it ready made.