Sauces are one of our favorite versatile ways to add MEGA flavor to just about any meal.
Inspired by one of our favorite meals at Prasad (a dreamy Portland, OR cafe), this 5-ingredient, 5-minute, 1-bowl tahini sauce does exactly that!
What is Tahini?
Tahini is made by grinding sesame seeds into a smooth paste. Sometimes the sesame seeds are hulled, sometimes they’re left unhulled; sometimes roasted, sometimes raw.
Origin of Tahini
Tahini is an Arabic name for ground sesame seeds. However, its origins are thought to have been in Persia, where it was called “ardeh.” Tahini later found its way to other countries and was held as a delicacy as sesame seeds were rather expensive to procure. In some cultures, tahini was even used as currency. (source)
How to Make Tahini Dressing
To prepare, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt, and fresh grated ginger (fresh ginger is key for best flavor!). Then thin with a little water until a pourable sauce is achieved. That’s it!
We hope you LOVE this sauce! It’s:
& SO delicious!
Love Tahini? Try Our:
- Quick Ginger Garlic Miso Tahini Dressing
- Curry-Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini Dressing
- Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
- Tahini Chocolate Banana Soft Serve
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Gingery Lemon Tahini Sauce
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar (or honey if not vegan)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 4 tsp freshly grated ginger (you can try subbing dried, but we haven’t tested it)
- Water (to thin into pourable sauce)
- To a medium mixing bowl, add tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, sea salt, and ginger. Whisk or stir to combine. Then add water a little at a time until a pourable sauce is achieved.
- Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more lemon for acidity, maple syrup for sweetness, ginger for stronger ginger flavor, or salt to taste.
- Perfect for salads and bowl meals! Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Not freezer friendly.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with maple syrup.