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Green Tahini

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Green Tahini! Nutty, herby, garlicky, vegan, and extremely versatile. Just six ingredients and amazing with roasted veggies, chicken, or grains.

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I’m just gonna say right from the get-go…. green tahini is DELICIOUS but it is not for everyone.

If you don’t love tahini, this probably won’t make you love tahini (although it might slightly change your mind – baby steps).

This sauce is for specific subset of humans who love:

  • The nutty, slightly bitter flavor of tahini
  • Herbs, garlic, and green saucey things
  • Creamy versatile sauces that are vegan

If you are looking for a more widely popular flavor profile, I would point you over to the Magic Green Sauce which has been a staple in my life (and many of your lives) for the last few years. Easy win.

But if you are bold, if you love to keep things interesting, if you’re looking to change up your sauce game from the usual, this one is dedicated specifically to you.

To start: tahini, herbs, garlic, oil, salt, lemon.

Is it herbed ranch dressing? Is it green goddess sauce?

IT’S GREEN TAHINI.

Green tahini goes best with mild-ish things that can handle a little bittery, zippy punch. For example:

  • Roasted potatoes
  • Roasted carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli
  • Okay, any roasted veggies
  • Grilled chicken
  • Pitas / flatbreads
  • Beans and grains
  • Hard boiled eggs

(Here is a roasted vegetable bowl with green tahini that is one of my meal prep favorites – featuring roasted cauliflower, potato, carrot, onion, broccoli, a hard boiled egg, and some avocado drizzled with the love of a big spoonful of green tahini and squeezed with lemon.)

Check Out Our Video For How To Make Green Tahini:

Common Questions About Green Tahini

I’m not a big fan of tahini. Does this taste strongly of, well, tahini?

Yes, yes it does. It could definitely turn you towards *starting* to like tahini, but does not hide the tahini flavor.

Can I use different herbs?

Yes! Basil would be another good option to throw into the mix.

I’m allergic to sesame. Can I sub the tahini for something else?

This is a very tahini-centered recipe. If you’d like something similar that’s sesame-free, our Magic Green Sauce would be a great alternative.

Is there a way to make it less bitter?

Naturally, this recipe has a little bitter bite (which we love!). But if it’s not your thing, feel free to add a little honey or agave to taste to sweeten it up a bit.

How long will this keep in the fridge?

This sauce will last for about 3-4 days in the fridge.

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Green Tahini


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Green Tahini! Nutty, herby, garlicky, vegan, and extremely versatile. Just six ingredients and amazing with roasted veggies, chicken, or grains.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil (mild tasting)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • a big bunch of both cilantro and parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • squeeze of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste – I like salt 🙂 so ~1 teaspoon is what I use)

Instructions

  1. Blend up all your sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Taste and adjust. If the sauce is too runny, add a little more tahini.
  2. Pour over roasted vegetables, beans, grains, protein… anything that needs to be woken up with some rich and creamy flavor!

Notes

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  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: green tahini, tahini sauce, tahini recipe

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    Rebecca B.

    I make this all the time at my house! My husband can’t get enough. We put it on roasted veggie bowls, cauliflower tacos, scrambled eggs and toast, etc. and it adds so much flavor!






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      Trish

      Ottolenghi’s version of Green Tahini Sauce is very similar to this one (his doesn’t include olive oil, but the other ingredients and quantities are basically the same) and I am eternally grateful to him for having this in my repertoire 🙂

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    T

    I guess this recipe does live up to its name of being a tahini sauce. It completely overpowered every other flavor in the recipe. It just tasted like green limey tahini. Nothing interesting or good about it. I had to add my own seasonings and spices to flavor it up.