Smoky Tahini Sauce

By Judi Bushala | December 10, 2020
Makes about 1 ½ cups
This sauce is amazing! Sweet, smoky and tangy, all at the same time. My daughter loves this one and it’s pretty much become a staple in our fridge. We love this drizzled over bowls and as a smoky sauce for wraps and sandwiches.


1 cup tahini
1 clove garlic, peeled and left whole
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
4 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cups water, more as needed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 turns freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Depending on the consistency of your tahini, you may need to add a splash more of water to thin it if it seems too thick (mine usually is). It should be a little thicker than a typical salad dressing.

Recipe Notes

This will keep the fridge in an airtight container for about a week.

Make sure to always stir up your tahini well before measuring it out. As it sits, the natural oil in the tahini separates from the paste and you want to make sure it’s nice and evenly mixed up.

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