This Green Tahini Sauce is truly amazing! It’s packed with tons of flavor and it goes really well on so many things. Trust me when I say, you will want to have this sauce on hand all the time!
I’ve been dreaming up the recipe for this Amazing Green Tahini Sauce for quite a while now. Today I finally put all the ingredients together in a blender and it’s one of the best sauces I’ve ever had, like eat it with a spoon good 🙂
What Is Tahini?
Tahini is a middle eastern condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It has a light nutty flavor. It can be eaten by itself and is also a major ingredient in hummus and baba ganoush. It’s also often used to make sauces. Tahini is rich in omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. You can easily make homemade tahini but you should be able to find it at any natural foods grocery store.
Green Tahini Sauce Recipe Ingredients
- Tahini – There are many different brands of tahini out there. I’ve found that some can be really bitter so you want to make sure to taste your tahini before you use it, or else the entire sauce will be bitter. I like the Trader Joe’s brand because it has a good consistency and a mild flavor.
- Lime Juice – You will want to use fresh lime juice for this recipe, not the store-bought lime juice in a bottle.
- Cilantro – I used a big handful of fresh cilantro. If you don’t like cilantro you can just use extra parsley or another fresh herb that you prefer. I really don’t find that it has an overwhelming cilantro taste though.
- Parsley – I used a big handful of fresh parsley. I like to use Italian parsley but curly parsley would also work.
- Jalapeno – I used tamed pickled jalapeños because I love the taste of them, but you could also use fresh jalapeño too. Just keep an eye on how spicy you are making it.
- Garlic – I used two large cloves of garlic (I love garlic). It’s best to use fresh garlic, rather than jarred minced garlic.
- Tamari – Tamari or soy sauce will work. I like to use low sodium when I have it on hand.
- Cumin – I added just 1/4 teaspoon of cumin because it can be a strong flavor but you can always add more if you like.
- Water – Water helps thin out the sauce, just use the same water that you would drink.
- Salt and Pepper
How To Make This Amazing Green Tahini Sauce
This Green Tahini Sauce is one of the easiest sauces to make!
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender, or food processor, and turn on. I use my Vitamin and turn it on low and then slowly turn it higher until it is all the way up.
- Blend until you have a smooth consistency and you no longer see whole pieces of cilantro or parsley.
- Some brands of tahini have different consistencies, so if you find that your sauce is too thick you can add more water or lime juice, and if it’s too thin you can add more tahini.
How To Use Your Delicious Green Sauce
You can use this green sauce anyway you like! Here are a few suggestions:
- Sauce for tacos (I’m sharing a taco recipe with it on Friday!)
- Dressing for salads.
- Dressing for Buddha Bowls.
- Topping for enchiladas or pizza.
- Dip for veggies, chips or pita bread.
- Spread for a sandwich.
How would you use this Amazing Green Tahini Sauce?!
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- How should I store my green tahini sauce? I would store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. A tupperwear container would be perfect.
- How long does this sauce stay good in the refrigerator? I usually eat it up pretty quickly but I would say 5-7 days. Use your judgement to decide whether it looks or smells funky.
- Can I freeze this sauce? Yes, freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter or in the refrigerator.
- Can I use a substitute for tahini? This is a tahini based sauce so I would suggest using tahini if you at all can. If you can’t, then I would suggest using a mild tasting nut/seed butter like cashew butter or sunbutter.
Have a question that I didn’t answer? Ask me in the comment section below and I will get back to you ASAP!