Savory Tahini Sauce


Here is a tasty and versatile sauce that can be used as a salad dressing or to add zip to grains such as quinoa.  Enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 0 minutes

Yield:  6 servings

Notes: Tahini sauce keeps refrigerated for up to one week.



1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp gluten free tamari
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced
pinch of cayenne (to your taste)



  1. In a bowl briskly whisk together the tahini and water until combined.  It will look separated at first:  just keep whisking!
  2. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until combined.
  3. Adjust flavors to your taste.  Add additional water if you want it thinner.
  4. Serve over grains and greens.


From the Institute for Integrative Nutrition