The Best Vegan Tahini Sauce For Everything (gluten-free)

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Tahini is an incredibly nourishing superfood, full of fiber and protein. This easy-to-make vegan tahini sauce is incredibly flavorful and will amplify your dishes to the next level! A spoonful of this delectable sauce is the perfect addition to your salads, sandwiches, and grilled vegan barbecue.

Don’t miss out on the deliciousness of tahini any longer! Try this easy homemade tahini recipe today and enjoy the delicious, Middle Eastern flavor.

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds, a traditional ingredient found in Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, and is commonly used in dishes such as hummus, baba ghanoush, sauces and salads.

best vegan tahini sauce

Ways to Use this Vegan Tahini Sauce:

  • Make this warm vegan brussels sprouts and tahini salad. Recipe HERE.
  • Use it as a spread in your sandwiches
  • Use it as a salad dressing
  • Use it as a dip

Ingredients for the Best Vegan Tahini Sauce

  • Tahini. All tahini is not made equal! You can find tahini at your Lebanese grocery store or in the international section of your grocery store. I use this one from Al-wadi.
best tahini
  • Yoghurt: To make this vegan use non- dairy yoghurt. I typically go with organic soy due to the consistency and texture.
vegan soy yogurt
  • Lemon Juice: adds depth and acidity.
  • Salt
1/2 teaspooon salt
  • Garlic: Nothing beats fresh garlic for that authentic Middle Eastern taste.


If you are allergic to sesame seeds and tahini, substitute with unsweetened peanut butter. I have tried it and I was surprised at how delicious it was.

If you do not want to use soy yoghurt, you can substitute with coconut yoghurt or coconut cream, but it will have that coconut after- taste. That is why soy yoghurt is preferred.

How to Make the Best Vegan Tahini Sauce for Everything

Combine the tahini, yoghurt, lemon, salt and minced garlic clove into a bowl.

Mix all the ingredients with a whisk until smooth.

You’re looking for a runny salad dressing consistency.

If it’s too thick, add a little more water.

If you’re looking for a dip use less water to achieve the desired consistency.

best vegan tahini sauce

Why I Love this Vegan Tahini Sauce

  • It’s super easy and fast to make- 5 minute tops and you’re done!
  • It’s delicious and you can literally put it in everything. Serve in sandwiches, salads, on top of vegetables as a dip and even with vegan barbecue.
  • It’s suitable for a vegan and vegetarian lifestyle or any food-lover.
  • You can make ahead. The sauce can be stored in a tight container and keeps well in the fridge (around 2-3 days)

How to Store this Vegan Tahini Sauce

Store the tahini in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freezing is not recommended.

store vegan tahini sauce in jar

The Best Vegan Tahini Sauce For Everything (gluten-free)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1/4 cup tahini (4 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) unsweetened non-dairy yoghurt -soy preferred
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Combine the tahini, yoghurt, lemon, salt and minced garlic clove into a bowl.
  • Mix with a whisk until smooth. To achieve the correct consistency, add a little more water.
  • Place the tahini in a serving bowl or store into the referigerator in a tight lid container (keeps for 2-3 days)


Top Tip #1: Start with very little water and keep adding until you have the consistency you want.
We are aiming for the consistency of a runny salad dressing: this is how the tahini sauce consistency should be.
If your sauce is too thick, add water until you achieve this.
*Add less water, though, if you prefer your tahini more like a dip.
Top Tip #2: Serving more people? Double the recipe!

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Latifah is a vegan foodie who loves travelling and cooking plant-based recipes. She loves sharing her favorite travel spots and adding a sprinkle of confetti to your day.

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