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This simple lemon herb tahini sauce recipe tastes amazing with roasted veggies, proteins, grain bowls, and more! It’s an all-purpose, vegan/dairy-free sauce that’s packed with healthy ingredients.

Lemon herb tahini sauce in a glass jar.

There’s nothing like a tasty sauce to elevate any meal! This easy lemon herb tahini sauce does just that. It’s simple, refreshing, smooth, and satisfying.

As a dietitian, I love adding tahini-based sauces as a source of healthy, satiating fats to any dish. Tahini sauces not only add flavour, but they help to keep you full AND help to absorb any fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients from the rest of your meal.

Plus, this vegan tahini sauce goes great with SO many dishes – I’ve included a bunch of serving ideas below to get you started. You can make a big batch and add it to your meals during the week. Enjoy 🙂

Want more sauce recipes? Check out my roundup of healthy homemade sauces + dressings for more ideas. You may also love my curry tahini dressing or my creamy balsamic tahini dressing!

Roasted broccoli topped with a drizzle of lemon herb tahini sauce.

Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this tahini sauce recipe are 7 pantry-friendly ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. While I used fresh dill and parsley, feel free to try adding in some other fresh herbs such as cilantro or mint. The flavours may change slightly, but I’m sure it would still be delicious. This sauce is a great way to use up any leftover herbs you may have sitting in the fridge!
  2. You can also use honey in place of maple syrup.
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What To Serve This Lemon Herb Tahini With

This all-purpose sauce adds SO much flavour and a source of healthy, satiating fats to all sorts of dishes. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Use it to add flavour to grain bowls or nourish bowls – it tastes so good stirred in there. For inspiration, check out my salmon quinoa bowl which uses this dressing!
  2. Drizzle it over roasted vegetables (as you see in these pictures). It would taste amazing over roasted broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and more!
  3. Serve it over cooked proteins, like chicken or salmon.
  4. Use it as a sandwich spread or on an open-faced toast.
  5. Serve it as a dip with raw, crunchy veggies like cucumber, celery, or carrots.

Storage Notes

Leftovers of this sauce will keep in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for about a week. If separation occurs, just give it a quick stir before using!

Fresh herbs, garlic, and tahini in a food processor.

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Tahini Nutrition Benefits

Tahini is a great source of:

  • heart-healthy unsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein
  • essential minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium

Want more tahini recipes? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy tahini recipes!

Roasted broccoli topped with a drizzle of lemon herb tahini sauce.

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Get the Recipe: Lemon Herb Tahini Sauce (Vegan)

This simple lemon herb tahini sauce recipe tastes amazing with roasted veggies, proteins, grain bowls, and more! It's an all-purpose vegan/dairy-free sauce that's packed with healthy ingredients.
Lemon herb tahini sauce in a glass jar.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parsley, fresh
  • 1/2 cup dill, fresh
  • 4 large cloves garlic
  • 6 Tbsp lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • Water, to thin (see notes)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor, including 2 Tbsp of water.
  • Blend until a smooth sauce forms. Continue to add tablespoons of water until the sauce reaches your desired consistency (I personally use 1/4 cup or 4 Tbsps of water).
  • Season with additional salt and pepper, as desired.

Notes

*TIP: if you accidentally add too much water and the sauce becomes too thin, simply add a bit more tahini to thicken it! This is why I advise to go slow, adding only small amounts of water at a time. Tahini brands can also differ in their consistency (some are much runnier than others), so the amount of water needed is dependent on the brand you purchase!
*STORAGE: Leftovers of this sauce will keep in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for about a week. If separation occurs, just give it a quick stir before using!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • While I used fresh dill and parsley, feel free to try adding in some other fresh herbs such as cilantro or mint. The flavours may change slightly, but I’m sure it would still be delicious. This sauce is a great way to use up any leftover herbs you may have sitting in the fridge!
  • You can also use honey in place of maple syrup.
 
*SERVE WITH: This all-purpose sauce adds SO much flavour and a source of healthy, satiating fats to all sorts of dishes. Below are some ideas to get you started!
  • Use it to add flavour to grain bowls or nourish bowls – it tastes so good stirred in there!
  • Drizzle it over roasted vegetables (as you see in these pictures). It would taste amazing over roasted broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and more!
  • Serve it over cooked proteins, like chicken or salmon.
  • Use it as a sandwich spread or on an open-faced toast.
  • Serve it as a dip with raw, crunchy veggies like cucumber, celery, or carrots.

Nutrition

As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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