Citrus Tahini Sauce

Melanie Lorick
by Melanie Lorick
1/2 cup
10 min

With the zest of fresh lemon and the delicious umami flavors of tahini, this sauce is bursting with all sorts of fresh flavor! The best part? Fresh herbs add another depth of flavor that makes this a versatile sauce for all types of recipes. This version is vegan and gluten-free, but foodies with different diets will find something to love, including:

  • The flavors are vibrant and pair well with all sorts of dishes. Consider adding as a sauce to your favorite wrap or use as a dressing for roasted vegetables.
  • Add a little more water to thin the consistency and use as a salad dressing.

♻️ These fresh ingredients can be sustainably sourced, which is a great added bonus!

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Recipe details
  • 1/2  cup
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 lemons (juice of 2 lemons, zest of 1 lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Add the fresh herbs, garlic cloves, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the herbs are chopped. A coarse consistency is fine.
Add tahini, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and spicy brown mustard. Pulse to thoroughly combine.
Add water to thin the consistency to your liking.
Store in an refrigerated air tight container for up to one week.
  • Add more tahini for a thicker consistency, or water for a thinner consistency.
  • As with any recipe, add minor adjustments to your liking!