A Sauce to Make Anything Taste Better

Roasted Vegetables with Sesame Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Vegetables with Sesame Yogurt Sauce

Hello!  Happy Black Friday.  If you are brave and are out shopping I hope that the crowds aren't too bad, and you don't get trampled at the Mall!  I am not doing any shopping, but will just enjoy the day off.  I only have a short post for you today.  This is a quick little sauce that makes everything taste better.  I eat roasted vegetables alot and they can just be kind of bland.  I dice up vegetables (here it was sweet potatoes, beets, mushrooms and brussel sprouts), toss them with olive oil and salt and pepper and roast them at 400 for between 30  and 45 minutes.  (Put the longer cooking veggies in first, and then add in the rest.)  I use non stick aluminum foil, mix them on the baking sheet, and the clean up is easy!  

As much as I like them, after the first couple of times you make them, they are no longer very exciting.  So I whipped up this little sauce to drizzle over the top.  Tahini (sesame paste) is delicious and quite good for you.  You can read here, but sesame seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals.  Mixed with a little yogurt, cumin, and lemon juice and you have a delicious, nutritious sauce.  You can add garlic and hot sauce if you want to jazz it up even more.  If you use Greek yogurt it will be thick and more like a spread.  Just thin it down to the desired consistency using water.  It would make a nice topping to beans and rice, on a salad, or on a veggie sandwich.  The options are endless! 

Sesame Yogurt Sauce

by Catherine Craig

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: none

Ingredients (1/2 cup)

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
  • A couple dashes of hot sauce (optional)
  • water as needed


Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Add water one Tbsp at a time to thin to desired consistency. Greek yogurt will make this thick and you can spread it on crackers or sandwichs. Thin with water to drizzle over vegetables or salad. Regular (non-Greek) yogurt will be thinner. Just make it like you like it!

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