If you don’t know about tahini sauce, please stop what you are doing and educate yourself immediately. I make this tahini sauce probably at least once per day. Ok, maybe not every day, but I put it on pretty much everything. It’s so simple, so easy, and sooooo tasty. You can make it in under 2 minutes. I timed myself recently just to check.
What is Tahini?
Tahini is to sesame seeds what peanut butter is to peanuts. It’s simply sesame seeds ground into a paste. It comes in a jar, is thick like unprocessed peanut butter, separates easily, and isn’t very good eaten by itself. Some brands are better than others. My favorite is the Trader Joes brand, or this one if I’m ordering online. I generally like the thinner, lighter colored types that don’t separate as easily.
Tried Tahini and Didn’t Like It?
That’s because you did it wrong. Most people who say they don’t like tahini are probably saying that because they’ve tried to eat it plain, straight from the jar. No. Don’t do that. Tahini by itself is bitter, and usually not pourable. You need to thin it out with some water and cut it with some acidity like lemon juice, and punchy flavors like garlic. Once you’ve done that, YUM. You’ll have transformed a bitter, thick paste into a creamy, delicious sauce ready to drizzle on everything you eat.
What to Put This Tahini Sauce On:
- Every vegetable you can think of
- Roasted sheet pan veggies
- Buddha Bowls
- Stuffed Delicata Boats
- Turmeric Roasted Carrots
- Breakfast Hash
- and so much more!
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- Mix the ingredients up in a small container with a fork.
- Whisk until pourable but not watery, adding water 1 Tbsp at a time as needed to adjust to a pourable consistency.
- If it's too thick, add water or lemon juice. If it's too lemony, add more tahini. If you like it more garlicky, add more garlic powder.
- Portion out into 2 servings.
- Eat on everything.
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