Tahini Sauce Recipe

Creamy & bright, this easy tahini sauce will become a staple in your kitchen. With 3 fun variations, it’s perfect on falafel, bowls, salads & more!

Basic Tahini Sauce Recipe Ingredients

You only need 5 basic ingredients to make this easy recipe:

  • Tahini – This recipe is all about the tahini, so choose a good quality one that isn’t too stiff or bitter. My favorite brands are Cedar’s, Soom, and Seed + Mill, all of which have a nice runny texture and nutty taste.
  • Lemon juice – Squeeze it yourself for the best bright flavor!
  • Garlic – I don’t mince garlic for this recipe. Instead, I grate the garlic finely to fully integrate it into the sauce, adding a little kick.
  • Water – Add water, as needed, to thin your sauce to a creamy, drizzleable consistency.
  • Sea salt – Stir it in to sharpen the sauce’s nutty, lemony taste.

Tahini Sauce Recipe Variations

  1. Turmeric – Just stir turmeric, ginger, olive oil, and a drop of maple syrup into the base recipe to make this vibrant, sunny sauce.
  2. Beet – Beets + tahini are a match made in heaven! Make the entire recipe in the food processor, blending a roasted beet, cumin, and coriander with the base ingredients to give the sauce a sweet, spiced flavor.
  3. Green Goddess – Like the beet variation, I make this super green sauce in the food processor, adding cilantro, parsley, cumin, maple, and olive oil to the base recipe ingredients.

Ingredients

Basic Tahini Sauce

  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons water, plus more as needed
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated or pressed
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Turmeric Tahini

  • 1 recipe Basic Tahini Sauce
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Green Tahini

  • 1 recipe Basic Tahini Sauce
  • Heaping ¾ cup cilantro
  • Heaping ¾ cup parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Beet Tahini

  • 1 recipe Basic Tahini Sauce
  • 1 small beet, roasted and peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • Water, to thin, if necessary

Instructions

  • Make Basic Tahini Sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the tahini, lemon juice, water, garlic, and sea salt.
  • Make Turmeric Tahini: Add the turmeric, maple syrup, ginger, and olive oil to 1 recipe of Basic Tahini Sauce. Stir until combined.
  • Make Green Tahini: Place 1 recipe of Basic Tahini Sauce in a food processor and add the cilantro, parsley, cumin, maple syrup, and olive oil. Pulse until combined.
  • Make Beet Tahini: Place 1 recipe of Basic Tahini Sauce in a food processor and add the roasted beet, cumin, and coriander. Puree until smooth, adding water if needed.

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