A Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce that will take your meals to the next level. Perfect for roasted veggies, rice bowls, seafood, and more! It’s so good you’ll want to drizzle it on everything!
Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce
If you’re a big fan of making your own hummus at home, you’re probably looking for other ways to use tahini since there’s always so much left over.
Cue: Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce.
I think the majority of you would agree that sauces make everything better—and this one definitely does!
It’s hard to find a good quality tahini paste, but I really like this one. It’s creamy, nutty, and delicious.
What is tahini paste?
Tahini paste is made from sesame seeds and is a staple in Mediterranean cuisines. It’s also the main ingredient in one of my favorite dips, hummus!
Uses for Tahini sauce:
If you’re a big fan of Middle Eastern food, or just food in general, you’re going to love this tahini sauce. It’s perfect on falafels, schwarma, roasted vegetables, rice bowls, and just about everything else.
You can even serve it as a dip for pita and vegetables at your next party!
Here’s a few of my favorite recipes that you can take to the next level with it:
This sauce was sort of made on accident while I was recipe testing some buddha bowls with a beet hummus that I made. The bowls were good, but needed something to tie all the ingredients together.A Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce that will take your meals to the next level. Perfect for roasted veggies, rice bowls, seafood, and more! It's so good you'll want to drizzle it on everything!
Besides the ingredients for the bowl and the hummus, I didn’t really have much in my refrigerator. I knew I had to do something with the rest of my tahini, so I mixed it with some lime juice and zest, warm water, garlic, cilantro, and a few other things to enhance the flavor and boom, a Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce was born!
This sauce is the perfect mixture of rich, creamy, nutty and tangy—and of course, it’s perfectly smooth.
The subtle garlic flavor works to enhance the toasted sesame flavor, rather than overwhelm or detract. This sauce adds irresistible creaminess and tang to anything it touches!
Variations of tahini sauce
If you want to change up the variations of your tahini sauce, try adding different citrus flavors and fresh herbs. You can whisk in fresh chopped herbs like basil, parsley, or dill. All of those pair wonderfully with lemon or lime.
Tahini is a very healthy food to include in any diet, especially for those on a plant based diet. It’s a good source of calcium and iron, as well as other minerals and vitamins.
This tahini sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.
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Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce
- 1/2 cup tahini paste
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 limes, juice and zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine tahini paste, garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. Then slowly mix in hot water until smooth and creamy. Next, mix in cilantro, paprika, vanilla extract, lime zest, and salt.