Using a whisk to mix a bowl of simple homemade tahini sauce
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3 Ingredient Tahini Sauce For Everything

Creamy, savory tahini sauce with just 3 ingredients! The perfect vegan sauce for falafel, salads, veggie burgers and everything in between!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 10 (1-Tbsp servings)
Category: Sauce, Side
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 1-2 Weeks


  • 1/2 cup tahini (from raw or roasted sesame seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup warm water (plus more as needed)


  1. Add tahini, sea salt, and garlic powder to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Add water a little at a time, continuing to whisk, until you have a creamy, pourable sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Tahini is meant to be the prominent flavor, but add garlic powder for more garlic flavor or sea salt for saltiness.
  3. This sauce is ideal for falafel, salads, veggie burgers, and just about everything in between! It's ideal for dishes that need a creamy sauce that isn't overwhelmingly flavorful.
  4. Store in the refrigerator covered for 1-2 weeks.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
*Recipes yields about 2/3 cup as originally written, depending on how much water is added.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 10 one-Tbsp servings)