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This spicy tahini sauce is a delicious vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free sauce that adds flavor to any meal. Perfect for drizzling over salads, sandwiches, wraps, falafel, or veggies.
❤️ Why make this recipe
Are you a fan of bold and spicy flavors? Then this recipe for spicy tahini sauce is sure to delight your taste buds! Made with just a handful of ingredients, this creamy sauce packs a punch of heat and flavor that is perfect for dipping, drizzling, or spreading on your favorite dishes.
Whether you're a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine or just looking for a tasty new sauce to try, this spicy tahini sauce recipe is sure to become a new favorite. Plus, the sauce is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions.
🧾 Ingredients and substitutions
- Tahini - this is a smooth paste made from sesame seeds.
- Bragg's Liquid Aminos - or Tamari or soy sauce. Be sure to use Bragg's or tamari if you need the sauce to be gluten-free.
- Water -to achieve the correct consistency.
- Lemon Juice - you can use fresh lemon juice or bottled lemon juice.
- Garlic - fresh minced garlic works best.
- Garlic Chili Sauce - you can also use sriracha or red pepper flakes. (optional for spiciness)
🥄 How to make the tahini sauce
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
Step 1 - In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the tahini, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, and lemon juice until smooth.
Step 2 - Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
Step 3 - Add the minced garlic and garlic chili sauce to the bowl and whisk until well combined.
Step 4 - Serve the spicy tahini sauce immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
You can even use this sauce to make spicy tahini pasta. Add more water to thin it out a little more and use it as a flavorful oil-free salad dressing!
👩🏻🍳 Pro Tips
- Tahini settles on the shelf. Be sure to give it a good stir to mix in the oil if any has risen to the surface.
- Tahini gets thicker when a small amount of liquid is added to it. Just keep adding the given about of liquid and stirring, then it will thin out into a perfectly smooth sauce.
❓ How to use spicy tahini sauce
This spicy tahini sauce is perfect for drizzling on roasted vegetables like roasted Mediterranean eggplant, roasted cauliflower, or roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
Tahini sauce is perfect for spreading on sandwiches or using as a dip for chips and crudites too. The combination of tahini, garlic, and spices creates a bold and complex flavor that is sure to impress.
I love to drizzle this sauce on tofu wraps or use it as a sandwich spread. It makes a great oil-free alternative to mayo on veggie burgers, vegan chicken patties, or sandwiches.
Refrigerate: This spicy tahini sauce will keep well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
Freeze: Tahini sauce freezes well and can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
So what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of this spicy tahini sauce today and take your meals to the next level!
🌟 More homemade sauces
- Vegan Chipotle Mayo
- Vegan Honey Mustard Sauce
- Dairy-Free Garlic Aioli
- Garlic Cilantro Sauce
- Vegan Horseradish Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
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📋 Tahini sauce recipe
Spicy Tahini Sauce
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons Bragg's Liquid Aminos (or Tamari or soy sauce)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons water
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce or sriracha (optional for spice) add to taste
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the tahini, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, and lemon juice until smooth. (This will become very thick.)
- Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Add the minced garlic and garlic chili sauce to the bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Serve the spicy tahini sauce immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Tahini is shelf stable. Be sure to stir well to mix in the oil if any rises to the surface.
- Adding a small amount of liquid to it thickens the tahini. Just keep adding the liquid provided and stirring, and it will turn into a perfectly smooth sauce.
Worship: 2spoon | Calories: 96kcal | Sugars: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 3g | Monounsaturated fats: 3g | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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