The BEST Creamy Tahini Sauce Recipe

Did I self-proclaim the nickname #TahiniQueenie a couple of years in the past? Yes, yes I did.

Why you ask? Because after a go back and forth to Israel where we ate a good amount tahini-based dips and dishes, I couldn’t stop cooking and baking with tahini. If you haven’t attempted my favorite recipes the usage of tahini but, here’s a list to get you started.

Lately, I will be able to’t prevent drizzling and dipping issues on this elementary, easy-to-make tahini sauce. It’s nut free, and easiest to drizzle over roasted sweet potatoes, carrots or cauliflower or to spoon over a handy guide a rough buddha bowl or salad. Creamy, fast to make, earthy and ridiculously addicting–I am hoping you give it a take a look at!

spooning basic tahini sauce into a jar

Ingredients in basic tahini sauce

What is tahini?

Tahini is just flooring sesame seeds and it’s very similar to how peanut butter or almond butter is made. Good tahini is creamy, gentle, nutty, toasty and spoonable. It will have to not be overly sour, thick or pasty. My favourite logo of tahini is by way of Soom (plus it’s female owned!).

stirring lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and pepper to make tahini sauce

How to make creamy tahini sauce

A one-step, one-bowl recipe? Yes, please:

In a small bowl mix together tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water and salt until well mixed and creamy. Add maple syrup for those who’d adore it to be slightly sweeter or dijon mustard if you wish to have some tang. Drizzle over whatever your heart needs.

Ways to customize your tahini sauce

Feel free to get a little creative together with your tahini sauce. Here are a few ideas:

roasted carrots on a baking sheet drizzled with basic tahini sauce

Ways to make use of this tahini sauce

Not most effective will you fall in love with this straightforward, creamy tahini sauce, but you’ll even be obsessive about all of the ways you can use it. Here’s what I counsel:

  1. Use it as a dip for yummy sweet potato fries, raw veggies or even chicken nuggets.
  2. Spoon it onto your favorite burgers like this one or this one, or for your go-to sandwiches.
  3. Use it as a salad dressing like this salad for creamy, scrumptious taste.
  4. Drizzle it on roasted or grilled veggies for a wonderfully savory aspect dish.

roasted carrots drizzled with creamy tahini sauce

How to retailer do-it-yourself tahini sauce

Store this creamy vegan tahini sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to Five days. If the sauce appears too thick in your liking when you are taking it out of the fridge, merely upload somewhat of water and mix it well.

I'm hoping you love this scrumptious basic tahini sauce recipe and find some amusing, creative ways to make use of it! If you're making this recipe, please go away a remark and rate the recipe beneath so others know the way you liked it! Thank you for your readership! xo.

The Best Creamy Tahini Sauce Recipe

5 from 7 votes

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

The BEST basic tahini sauce made with simple ingredients like several herbal tahini, lemon juice, garlic and non-compulsory flavor add-ins. This creamy, easy tahini sauce recipe is vegan, nut free and scrumptious as a dressing or dip for tons of different recipes.

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated (or sub ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Optional: ½ teaspoon dijon for a little bit zing
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm water, to skinny out a bit of
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly floor black pepper
  • Optional: 1-2 teaspoons natural maple syrup to sweeten somewhat
  1. In a small bowl mix together tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water and salt till smartly mixed and creamy. Drizzle over no matter your middle wants.

I love to make use of hulled tahini for tahini sauce. Soom is my favorite logo!

Feel free to get slightly creative with your tahini sauce. Here are a few ideas:

  • mix it up with cilantro, parsley, basil and even mint for an herby dip or dressing.
  • add 1/2 teaspoon flooring turmeric for an earthy yummy yellow dressing or dip
  • stir in 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt for a creamy, protein packed dressing
  • upload 1 teaspoon of maple syrup for a sweeter dressing or 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard for somewhat tang.


Servings: Eight servings

Serving measurement: 2 tablespoons

Calories: 92kcal

Fat: 8.1g

Saturated fats: 1.1g

Carbohydrates: 4.1g

Fiber: 1.4g

Sugar: 0.3g

Protein: 2.6g

Recipe via: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats

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