Herb-y Tahini Sauce

2 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered

3/4 cup packed Italian parsley

1/2 cup packed cilantro

5 to 8 tablespoons water

1/2 cup tahini paste

2 green onions, roughly chopped

3 to 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice

Salt to taste

Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)

1. Place the garlic, parsley and cilantro into a small food processor, and pulse a few times until it's minced pretty finely.

2 Add the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth. The sauce should be a little thinner than mayonnaise; if it is too thick to pour, gradually stir in more lemon juice or water, depending on how tart you would like the sauce. Taste, and add more salt or lemon juice if desired. Add cayenne pepper to taste, or serve the sauce with cayenne sprinkled on top.

3. The sauce thickens when refrigerated. Just before serving, if necessary, stir in more water by teaspoons to bring the sauce back to the consistency you like.