This is my go-to multi-purpose sauce that can be used in place of sour cream and other creamy sauces that are drizzled or spread, as the thickness can be controlled with the amount of water and lemon or lime juice added. Similarly, it can be dressed up in myriad ways by adding herbs, spices and mix-ins like capers, sliced scallions, finely chopped olives, sundried tomatoes in oil, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, and on and on into delicious infinity.
1/3 cup Tahini
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup lemon or lime juice
salt to taste (in my opinion, this sauce requires a fair amount of salt)
freshly ground black pepper or white pepper to taste
Optional: herbs, spices and mix-ins of your choice
Whisk together Tahini and water. When well combined, whisk in lemon or lime juice. If thinner sauce is desired, add a little more water and/or lemon or lime juice. Season with salt, pepper and optional herbs, spices and mix-ins to taste.