Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce

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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!

Whisk in a metal mixing bowl with tahini sauce

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.

Whisk with tahini sauce dripping into a metal bowl

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!Click to Tweet

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

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!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Sauce, Tahini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 84kcal


  • 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.


If you have the Trader Joe's Chili Lime Seasoning, try adding a teaspoon in addition to the ingredients listed above!
Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Tahini Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Author: JZ Eats

Eating is my hobby, cooking is my passion. Sharing easy to follow recipes from my kitchen.

7 thoughts

  1. Mmmmm… fantastic looking sauce with such a great consistency. I can imagine it is super delicious, too, and can make a lot of different dishes shine!

  2. Oh yum! I love tahini but this sounds next level! Cilantro and lime are some of my absolute favourite flavours. Definitely trying this one, thanks!

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