If you're looking for a way to jazz up your salads, vegetables, or grain bowls, look no further than this delicious tahini sauce. It's made with just a handful of ingredients and comes together quickly. Best of all, it's a versatile sauce that can be used in many recipes to add a flavorful kick.
The brand of tahini you use can make a big difference in the final flavor of your sauce. KRINOS Tahini is a high-quality tahini made from 100% ground sesame seeds. If you don't have KRINOS tahini on hand, it's important to use a high-quality brand for the best flavor. While it may be tempting to reach for a cheaper, lower-quality tahini, investing in a good brand is worth the few extra dollars. A high-quality tahini will have a smooth texture and a rich, nutty flavor that will make a big difference in the final taste of your tahini sauce.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice is ideal for this recipe. It adds a bright, tangy flavor that complements the nuttiness of the tahini.
Cumin adds a warm, earthy flavor to the sauce. If you don't have cumin on hand, you can omit it or substitute it with another spice like paprika or chili powder.
The ice water helps to thin out the tahini and make it easier to mix. Be sure to use ice water rather than room temperature or warm water. This will help keep the tahini from separating and ensure a smooth, creamy sauce.
How to Make a Delicious Tahini Sauce
Now that we've gone over the ingredients, let's take a look at the instructions for making tahini sauce.
In a medium-sized bowl, add the tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper, cumin, and 4-5 tablespoons of ice water.
Mix the ingredients together until smooth.
If your tahini sauce becomes stiff and crumbly, don't worry! This can happen if you accidentally add too little ice water or if the tahini is especially thick.
To fix it, simply add a little more ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the sauce reaches the desired consistency. Be careful not to add too much water, as this can make the sauce runny and thin. With a little extra ice water and some patience, your tahini sauce will be smooth and creamy in no time.
Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if desired.
Serve immediately, or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
What to Serve Tahini Sauce With:
Now that you know how to make the tahini sauce, let's talk about some ways to use it.
- Salads: Tahini sauce is a great addition to salads. Drizzle it over mixed greens, roasted vegetables, or grain salads for a delicious and healthy lunch. Perfect with this Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas Salad with Tahini Sauce and Harissa Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Tahini Sauce.
- Vegetables: Roasted or grilled vegetables taste amazing with tahini sauce. Try it with roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, or carrots for a flavorful side dish.
- Grain Bowls: Tahini sauce is perfect for adding flavor to grain bowls. Try it with quinoa, brown rice, or farro for a filling and nutritious meal.
- Soaps and Stews: drizzle this tahini sauce over soups and stews. It's a great addition to this Smoky Slow Cooker Stewed Lentils and Chickpeas.
- Sandwiches and Wraps: Spread tahini sauce on a sandwich or wrap for a flavorful and healthy alternative to mayo or mustard.
- Meats and Seafood: Tahini sauce is a great accompaniment to grilled meats and seafood. Try it with grilled chicken, salmon, or shrimp for a delicious and healthy dinner.
How to Store Tahini Sauce:
If you have leftover tahini sauce, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to one week. Be sure to transfer it to a covered container before storing it. If the sauce separates or thickens in the refrigerator, simply stir in a little more ice water to thin it out.
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Easy Tahini Sauce (Salad Dressing or Dipping Sause)
- 3 tablespoons KRINOS Tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon cumin
- 4-5 tablespoons ice water
- In a medium-sized bowl, add the tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper, cumin, and 4-5 tablespoons of ice water.
- Mix the ingredients together until smooth. If the tahini is too thick, add more ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
- Serve immediately, or store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Enjoy your homemade Tahini Sauce with your favorite salads, vegetables, or grain bowls. It's a versatile sauce that can be used in many recipes to add a flavorful kick!