Easy Tahini Sauce

While our famous Thai Peanut Sauce is my go-to for topping veggies and grains, this easy tahini sauce is equally delicious. It’s also a great option for those with nut allergies.


Easy Tahini Sauce


Tahini is simply ground up sesame seeds. When purchasing, be sure the only ingredient is “sesame seeds.” At our local grocery it’s with the nut butters. Since it doesn’t have added stuff, you’ll have to stir before using and store in the refrigerator after opening.

An easy whole-food, plant based (cheap) meal can include a cooked whole grain (there’s even pre-cooked frozen options!), some canned beans and a steamable pack of veggies. Though this feast is nutritious, it can also be delicious with the right sauce.


Easy Tahini Sauce


Having a few easy sauce recipes that you can make in the time it takes for your veggies to steam in the microwave means dinner on the table in minutes. This Easy Tahini Sauce is also perfect over a big pan of roasted veggies.

Bonus – make extra, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

I used this food processor when making this sauce. *Note this is a affiliate link.

Easy Plant-Based Tahini Sauce

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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Sauce, Sesame, Tahini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 110kcal


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 T tamari
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced approx. 1 T
  • 1 T rice vinegar
  • 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 T sesame seeds


  • Add all ingredients, except sesame seeds, to food processor fitted with an s-blade. Process until smooth. 
  • Top with sesame seeds. Serve over cooked whole grains and roasted, steamed or stir-fried veggies. 


This recipe could be classified as medium spiciness. Adjust red peppers based on your preference. Feel free to remove red pepper flakes to eliminate spicy-ness. 


Calories: 110kcal
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