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Spiced tahini in a glass jar with a spoon in it.

Spiced Tahini

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy Spiced Tahini Sauce is made with just 6 ingredients and comes together in a few minutes. It's delicious as a dipping sauce, a spread for sandwiches or pita, a salad dressing or even a sauce for pasta. (Naturally vegan and gluten free.)


Units Scale
  • 2/3 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha (or another hot sauce of choice)
  • 2 teaspoons agave or honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk ingredients together until smooth. Taste and adjust spice level as desired.


Adjust spice level to your taste: Sensitive to spice? Cut the amount of sriracha in half. Like it extra spicy? Add a little extra hot sauce. We find that the amount listed in this recipe is about medium spice level, but everyone has a different tolerance!

Storage: Stored in an airtight container, this spiced tahini will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator. Before using, give it a good stir as the sauce may separate and become thicker as it sits.

Freezer storage: transfer the sauce to a sealed bag (or an ice cube tray) and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator and stir well before serving. You may need to thin it out with extra water. 

Water: This is essential for a smooth, creamy, pourable sauce. At first when you start to whisk in the water, the sauce will start to separate, but just be patient. It will come back together for a super smooth sauce in no time! Depending on how thick your tahini is, you may need to add an extra tablespoon or two of water. 

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It may vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 234.5 mg
  • Fat: 10.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g

Keywords: spiced tahini