Go-To Tahini Sauce

If you don’t know about tahini sauce on roasted veggies, please try it right now. I make this tahini sauce probably at least once per day. Ok, maybe not every day, but I put it on pretty much everything, especially buddha bowls. It’s so simple, so easy, and sooooo tasty. 

Tahini is simply sesame paste, and if you’ve ever seen tahini in a jar, it’s thick like nut butter, separates easily, and isn’t very good eaten by itself. It’s bitter, and just begging to be paired with lemon juice and garlic. 

Go-To Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce

1/2 Protein Serving
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 3
Recipe From: Katie’s Conscious Kitchen


  • 3 oz tahini
  • 1 medium sized lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or a small clove of garlic crushed
  • Water to thin


  • Mix the ingredients up in a small container with a fork.
  • Whisk until pourable but not watery.
  • Portion out into 3 equal sized servings.
  • Eat on everything.
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  1. Dee Fay

    Hi Katie: I’m new to BLE and loved your post and blog. It will be really helpful as I transition. I’ve been abstinent in FAA for 10 years but think BLE is a better way for me to continue on my journey. I think your info will be a great help.

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  4. Victoria Doll-Polanco

    How many ounces is in your serving size?

    • I’m not sure Victoria, it changes depending on how watery and lemony I choose to make it, which varies. That’s why I just divide it into the right number of equal size servings.

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  6. Dana

    Another great sauce Katie! Thank you! I was getting tired of my tried and true tahini bowl sauce and this one is a winner. I love it!

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  9. Kate

    Hi there I am new to this but I LOVE tahini so it looks like I am going to be happy! One query – the book has Tahini as a fat (1tbs is 1 fat portion) and doesn’t mention it as a protein. Do you feel they are interchangeable as I see you use it as a protein? Look forward to hearing from you

    • The food plan I have from BLE (not sure about other programs) list 2oz tahini as 1 protein, just like nut butter.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you for your reply. How confusing! I have the BLE BOOK which only puts tahini as a fat…. I have not done the boot camps so don’t have access to that version of the programme. Is your info from boot camp material? I wonder if, since the book is more recent, possibly, the tahini as fat is a newer change to the system?

      • My info comes from the food plan given in the boot camp, which is the same as the one in the book. It may not list tahini specifically, but tahini is a nut/seed butter, so it counts wherever nut butter is mentioned.

      • Katie, I have the food plan from the boot camp which I just completed and I have to agree with Kate – it states really clearly in the “fat” section that both 1 tbsp of tahini or nut butter (.5 ounces) can count as a fat. Also, .5 ounces of nuts, of course. I had your dressing today on my salad and it was fabulous, going to have it again tomorrow, counted it as my fat.

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  15. Marilyn Brucken

    Hi Katie, just discovered your site. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. Question: I can’t do a lot of lemon. Can I just leave this ingredient out?

    • Sure, I you can just thin tahini with water and add garlic powder. It won’t have the same flavor, but it will probably still be yummy.

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