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Green tahini sauce

Green tahini sauce is a bright flavorful dipping sauce made with tahini paste, herbs, lemon juice, and spices. It's simple to make (just mix all the ingredients!) and elevates any dish to the next level!
Course sauce
Cuisine Middle-Eastern
Keyword green tahini sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 480kcal
Author Aleksandra


  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley 1oz/25g (weight of the leaves)
  • 1 bunch coriander/cilantro 1oz/25g (weight of the leaves)
  • zest grated from 1 lemon
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste 4 tablespoons (70g)
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 1 flat teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • a pinch of: ground coriander, cumin, cardamom, and cloves (optional)
  • a pinch of chili flakes optional, to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor container and mix until the sauce is smooth.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy!


  • How to use up the sauce: you can use the sauce the same way to would use a pesto sauce. Use it to make Sabich sandwich, spoon over sandwiches or pizza, add to a salad, use as a dipping sauce for roasted vegetables, fish, chicken or falafel.
  • You can substitute parsley for coriander but I like the sauce best with both, parsley and coriander. You could also add mint leaves.
  • The spices are optional but they elevate the taste of the sauce.
  • Feel free to add more chili flakes if you like spicy dishes.
  • You can thin out the sauce with olive oil or water to make it more 'drizzle-able'.
  • Storage: store the sauce in a tightly-closed container for about 2 days in the fridge. If you want to store it longer, for about 1 week, pour a thin layer of olive oil on top of the sauce, to prevent it from spoiling.
  • Calories = whole recipe = 3/4 cup. This is only an estimate!


Calories: 480kcal