An easy and tasty lemon tahini sauce that pairs well with grain bowls, mixed into salads or drizzled on top of meats!
This lemon tahini sauce is super easy to make, with only 3 main ingredients. It works well with tofu bowls, grilled vegetables, chicken dishes, seafood or even as a salad dressing! Tahini is made from sesame seeds that are soaked in water and then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels, which are then toasted and ground to make a tahini paste.
I like to use tahini as the base of many sauces to drizzle on top of my dishes, in my pastas or even baked into some recipes! This sauce and my cheesy tahini sauce are the two sauces I always make at home! Both sauces are gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free!
A good sauce plays such a big role in a dish! It allows all the flavors on the plate to be blended together! This sauce would be delicious in a buddha bowl with a mix of grains, veggies and protein. I made a batch of this sauce this week and I’ve used it 3 meals in a row already!
There are different brands of Tahini pastes, which will alter the amount of liquid you need to add to achieve the desired consistency. I used the Whole Foods 365 brand. You don’t need a blender for this, just a bowl and whisk!
The base of this sauce has 3 ingredients but you can also customize it to your liking. Add fresh crushed garlic or flat leaf herbs to change up the flavor.
Lemon Tahini Sauce
- 1/2 cup creamy tahini
- 4 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, lemon juice and olive oil.
- Slowly add in water 1 tbsp at a time until the sauce can be drizzled from a spoon. Water amount will vary due to the different consistencies in tahini brands.
- Add garlic powder and sea salt, stir well.