You make this creamy Magical Lemon Tahini Sauce in about five minutes, right in your blender. Use it generously as a dip or a salad dressing!
This bright, lemon tahini sauce is seriously addictive, but you know what I love almost as much as pouring this on all of the food? That it takes about five minutes to make. In the blender. BOOM.
One batch yields about ¾ of a cup, but you can double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe easily.
No matter how much you're making, you just toss everything into your blender, and puree until it's nice and smooth. Seriously, that's it!
If you don't have a high speed blender, don't worry! When it comes to creaminess, tahini is made for regular blenders. Because it's a seed butter, the hard work was done before you even cracked the jar. Even in a regular blender, this recipe comes together in about five minutes.
Just remember to stop blending every minute or so to scrape down the side of the canister and give your blender's motor a rest. No sauce is worth ruining your blender! Not even one as delicious as this one.
An important note about tahini
Different brands of tahini vary in thickness. In fact, thickness can vary from the top to the bottom of a single jar. If your tahini sauce is thicker or thinner than you'd like, don't worry!
For thicker sauce, add more tahini. For thinner, add more water. Easy peasy!
One thing you must do before measuring is stir that tahini! Tahini, like natural peanut butter, tends to separate. If you're using a new jar of tahini and don't stir well, you'll end up with watery sauce.
Stir your jar of tahini well every time, and you'll have a seed butter that's much more predictable in recipes.
How to serve and store it
I love this tahini sauce as a salad dressing. You can keep it simple with greens and chopped veggies or add air fryer falafel to the top to make it a meal.
It's also delicious drizzled over roasted veggies or as a dip for baked tofu. Someone on Twitter recently said he uses this tahini dressing as a dip for french fries, and I am all in on that!
Try it on your next Buddha bowl or use it in place of the usual dressing ingredients when you're making a massaged kale salad.
You can really use this sauce anywhere your life could use a bit of bright, creamy, rich goodness. I've even used it as a sandwich spread or in place of sour cream on nachos.
The only limit is your imagination, y'all.
This recipe multiplies easily, so you can make as little or as much as you need. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for four to five days.
Magical lemon tahini sauce
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- ½" piece fresh ginger
- ½ teapoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce of your choice - (or more, to taste)
- Puree all of your ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, and you’re good to go.