This Spicy Tahini Sauce has a hint of sweetness and tons of irresistible flavor! Serve it as a creamy dip for your veggies or drizzle it over your grain bowls. The best part… this no-fuss, nutty, naturally vegan sauce is ready in under 2 minutes and with just a few ingredients!
Use this spicy tahini as a dressing or set it out as a bowl of dipping sauce.
Enjoy it with your crackers, bread, or even falafels. Or drizzle it over Buddha bowls, burgers, or as a dressing on your wraps.
You only need a handful of simple, easy-to-find ingredients.
Tahini paste, sriracha, lemon juice, garlic powder, pepper, and maple syrup are blended together with some hot water. And that’s it! Yes, it’s really that easy!
Enjoy It With
Naan, sushi, tacos, wraps, falafel, salads, burgers, poke bowls, grain bowls, sandwiches, nourish bowls, Buddha bowls, and veggies: fresh, fried, or roasted
Reasons To Love This Recipe
- Naturally vegan
- Just a few ingredients
- Goes with almost everything!
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Tahini - This is a creamy, nutty paste is made from ground sesame seeds. It can be found in the condiment aisle, with the nut butters, or near the international food section at the grocery store.
- Hot Water - Helps to thin out the sauce and easily mixes everything together. Use more if you want a thinner dressing consistency.
- Sriracha - This spicy red chili sauce is what gives the heat here. Add more if you want it even spicier. Find it in the Asian condiments section at the store.
- Maple Syrup - Adds a touch of sweetness while also balancing out the flavors in the sauce. Use brown sugar if you don’t have maple syrup.
- Lemon Juice - Freshly squeezed is best but refrigerated lemon juice works too.
- Pepper - Freshly cracked black pepper adds a nice bite.
- Garlic Powder - Garlic goes so well with the other flavors. I have found the powdered form to blend the best but fresh can also be used.
How to Make Spicy Tahini Sauce
Heat the water in the microwave or stovetop until it's hot. Or you can simply use hot tap water.
Next, pour all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
Finally, whisk everything together until fully combined and smooth.
Keep the sauce thick if you plan to use it as a dip or add a bit more hot water to thin it out.
The sauce will thicken as it cools and will thin out once heated or if a small amount of water is added.
Store this spicy tahini sauce in the refrigerator in a covered dish for 7 days. Heat it up to thin it out when you're ready to enjoy it.
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Spicy Tahini Sauce
- Heat the water in the microwave or stovetop until hot. Or you can simply use hot tap water.
- Pour all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
- Whisk everything together until fully combined and smooth.
- Keep the sauce thick if you plan to use it as a dip or add a bit more hot water to thin it out.
- The sauce will thicken as it cools and will thin out once heated or if a small amount of warm water is added.
The nutrition information is estimated and can vary depending on brands and measurements used.