The roasted potatoes with tahini sauce recipe are the perfect garnish next to a chicken or turkey steak. Moreover, they can be served solely as they are very tasty and hearty. Baked potatoes are such a versatile dish that pairs so well with different combinations and distinct flavors.
Who doesn’t crave baked potatoes in the winter evenings? With butter or cheese, smoked ham, a little garlic or thyme, they are delicious when well baked, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Potatoes in their skins – one of the oldest favorite vegetable recipes of all. You must try the Baked Vegan Stuffed Potatoes and the Humble & Delish Smashed Potatoes. These potato recipes are the demonstration of the fact that the potato dishes are the most inexpensive and unpretentious, yet the result is always ultra-satisfying and mouth-watering.
Ingredients for the roasted potatoes with tahini sauce
The dish is one of the least inexpensive recipes that require a few simple ingredients. Needless to mention the potatoes. From my own experience of baking potatoes, I can recommend choosing the pink potatoes over the yellow ones. This only refers to roasting potatoes only. The pink ones are a bit sweeter and they do not crumble or crush when fully cooked. The yellow ones are a better option when preparing mashed potatoes.
A couple of tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper, and some rosemary needles for extra aroma. You can use garlic, fresh, or granulated. Free your imagination, use whatever combination of herbs and spices for the roasted potatoes.
Next, you will need the ingredients for the tahini sauce. These are tahini, lemon to squeeze out its juice, garlic, fresh parsley, and ground cumin. You will also need about 1/2 of cold or ice-cold water to dilute the composition. Oh, and the salt, don’t skip on that. Only a few ingredients and about 1 hour of your time will transform into the most delicious roasted potatoes with tahini sauce.
How to oven bake whole potatoes?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, you need a well-heated oven so that the heat penetrates evenly the whole potatoes. Thoroughly rub and rinse the potatoes with a cloth until perfectly clean. Considering that you will later serve the potatoes with skin, you need to make sure they are clean before you insert them in the oven. Use a paper towel to dry the potatoes. Excess water will create steam which will turn out into steamed potatoes instead of roasted, crispy potatoes we so much crave for.
Line a baking tray with some aluminum foil, then arrange the potatoes. Add some garlic powder and sprinkle a few fresh rosemary needles along with olive oil and salt. These spices and herbs will transform ordinary potatoes into delicious treats. Insert the baking tray into the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. You may turn on the oven fan for the last 15 minutes of the baking time to get a crispier result. In the meantime, let me tell you how to prepare the delicious tahini sauce for the appetizing roasted potatoes.
How to prepare the tahini sauce?
This tahini sauce recipe guarantees extra creaminess and finesses to anything it is being paired with. Besides the roasted potatoes with tahini sauce, this dressing is a perfect match for fresh or roasted vegetables, salads, falafel, or pita bread.
For that, take a bowl to mix in all the ingredients. The fun part of this tahini sauce recipe is that there is no thermal cooking involved. This recipe is only about combining the ingredients into one – a delicious dressing. If you intend to feed 2 persons, one tablespoon of tahini paste is enough. If you plan to feed 4, double the amount. Then squeeze the juice of about 1/4 or 1/3 of a lemon, that’s enough for a 2-person portion. Then add the cumin and the garlic powder, you may add fresh garlic, however. Last, add the finely chopped parsley and mix. Now slowly pour in the cold water. The dressing will loosen to the right consistency, to being liquid, pourable. Check for salt and lemon juice, if you feel there is anything missing, feel free to adjust the taste.
It is all it takes to prepare such an exotic and inviting sesame dressing. Give it a try, you will love it, I promise.
How to serve the roasted potatoes with tahini sauce
The final touch of any recipe is its correct serving. Once the potatoes are ready, take them out of the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. In the meantime, prepare a nice green salad or simply make a bed of greenery on a plate. Then put the potatoes on the plate and nicely pour over a few generous spoons of the creamy and tang tahini sauce. Smash one roasted potatoes and add the sauce on top so that it penetrates the inside of the vegetable. You may serve it with some pickles or meat. This recipe is one of my favorites when it comes to potatoes. The easy to make recipe was such a discovery for me. Hopefully, you will also find useful the roasted potatoes with tahini sauce. Enjoy!
Roasted Potatoes with Tahini Sauce
- 4-6 medium potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp granulated garlic powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tbsp tahini paste
- 1/3 lemon juice
- 1 tsp granulated garlic or fresh
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup water ice-cold
- 1 handful parsley finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Wash well the potatoes, dry with a clean cloth or papaer towels
- Line the baking tray with aluminum foil and line over the potatoes
- Sprinkle with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic
- Insert into the oven for 50 minutes
- In the meantime prepare the tahini sauce.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Dilute with water.
- Combine potatoes when ready with tahini sauce
- Enjoy your meal