1/3 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
1 medium lemon, juiced (~3 Tbsp )
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub agave )
1 pinch sea salt (optional)
1 clove garlic (minced // optional)
Water (3-6 Tbsp to thin )
To a medium mixing bowl, add tahini, lemon juice, and maple syrup. If adding salt and garlic, add now (optional).
Whisk to combine. Then slowly add water until creamy and pourable. The mixture may seize up and thicken at first, but continue adding water a little at a time and whisking until creamy and smooth.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more lemon juice for acidity, salt for saltiness, or maple syrup for sweetness.