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Chipotle Tahini

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This Chipotle Tahini is MAGIC. A creamy tahini base, blended up with garlic and chipotles, and finished with a little orange juice for some sweetness. The best!

Oh hey! Just me again, sitting here with my bowl of silky smooth chipotle tahini, pouring it all over everything.

Do you remember chipotle tahini from a few months ago? Yeah, THAT chipotle tahini.

Let’s revisit it for just a second.

It is a 5-ingredient magic trick: olive oil and tahini make that impossibly creamy base, garlic and chipotles make it taste good, and a little bit of orange juice seals the deal with a little bit of sunshiney-ness.

Put the whole gang in there:

Chipotle tahini ingredients in a food processor.

And out comes chipotle tahini:

Chipotle tahini in a food processor.

What you could put this on is anyone’s guess.

But I would suggest any and all of the following:

  • roasted potatoes
  • grilled chicken
  • grilled shrimp
  • green salads
  • cold salads
  • hardboiled eggs
  • flatbread
  • grain bowls
  • raw vegetable dippers
  • French fries just sayin

It’s slightly thick, slightly sweet, smokey, and has that rich, semi-fancy tahini flavor to make you feel all grown up about your life.

Chipotle tahini bowl.

Check Out Our Video How For How To Make Chipotle Tahini:

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Chipotle Tahini


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (6 servings of 1/4 cup each) 1x

Description

This Chipotle Tahini is MAGIC. A creamy tahini base, blended up with garlic and chipotles, and finished with a little orange juice for some sweetness. The best!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 12 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 small clove of garlic 
  • juice of 1 orange (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Blend all the sauce ingredients together in a small blender or food processor until  smooth and creamy.
  2. Dip, dunk, drizzle, and be utterly amazed.

Notes

VEGAN: No adaptation needed.

GLUTEN FREE: No adaptations needed.

FREEZABLE: Yes.

KEEP IN THE FRIDGE: About 1 week.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: chipotle tahini, chipotle sauce, tahini sauce

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    Emily

    I have legit made this every week since you first posted it. It’s a staple in my Sunday meal prep, along with your 3 ingredient vegan queso. Between this sauce and your magic green sauce, anything I eat = Heaven.






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      Jordan

      I’m always looking for a sauce to eat with my roasted veggies. This was is definitely a winner!






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    paige

    I’ve made this sauce religiously since I first tried it a couple months ago. It’s SO DELICIOUS and the ingredients are so simple. In the words of Frank’s hot sauce, “I put this shit on everything.”






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    Allie

    Do you have a brand of Tahini you recommend? I bought a jar from my grocery store and experimented with a few different sauce/dressing recipes but couldn’t get on board with the flavor 🙁 Thinking maybe I bought a bad brand since everyone seems to love tahini! Thanks for your help!

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      Cara

      I’d love to make this tomorrow for tacos but I don’t have an oranges or orange juice. Do you have a suggestion on what I can use instead? Thanks!






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          Cara

          Just made this with some lime juice (didn’t have orange) and swapped Greek yogurt for the oil and I’m pretty much obsessed. Came out more like an aioli but it’s sooo good!






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    Emily

    Could you leave the olive oil out if you are trying to be oil free? If so would it need anything else or a bit more water?

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      Hi, Emily! We haven’t tested this out, but we don’t think this would work well without the oil. You could try reducing the oil a bit, but we’d recommend keeping some in there still.

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    Mary Tognazzini

    IT WOULD HELP ME IF YOU SHOW TAHINI YOU USE AND ALSO WHAT BRAND OF GROUND CHIPOTLE IN OTHER RECIPES. I WANT TO TRY ALL OF YOUR SAUCE RECIPES BUT NOT SURE WHAT NEW SPICES TO PURCHASE.

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      Cara

      I’d love to make this tomorrow for tacos but I don’t have an oranges or orange juice. Do you have a suggestion on what I can use instead? Thanks!

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    Brenna

    I would definitely recommend only using a light olive oil or avocado oil. I have stronger tasting olive oil and it overpowered the other flavors. Ended up adding smoked paprika and hot sauce to cover it up.






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    Dmitry

    Absolutely fantastic! Rich, nutty, savory, silky… just enough sweetness… really goes well with anything, and takes just minutes to make.






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    Elisa

    Dietitian approved – this sauce is way more than a pinch of yum! Love it! Nutritionist’s customization: use the whole orange (peeled, of course) for more fiber!