This spicy lime tahini sauce is so creamy, delicious, and completely vegan. It makes a great dip for veggies, a sauce for tacos, a dressing for salads, and a yummy sauce for bowls. 

The Most Delicious Spicy Lime Tahini Sauce

Salad season is finally here which means it’s time bring on all of the creamy, flavor-filled, delicious dressings and sauces. When the weather starts to warm up, there is nothing better than a crisp fresh salad drizzled with a creamy dressing to just tie everything together. The bonus is when the dressing can also double as a dip or sauce for veggies or smoky grilled meats. So delicious!

This dressing is so good that you might think it’s a bit complicated to make, but, thankfully, it couldn’t be easier. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a food processor or blender to whip this up.

tahini sauce ingredients

Tahini Sauce Ingredients

Tahini: The base of this sauce is tahini. Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds and if you’ve never given it a try I highly suggest you do.

Olive Oil: This helps to give the sauce the perfect creamy texture without any dairy.

Chipotle Peppers in Adobo: These give the sauce its robust flavor. They are packed with flavor and spice.

Green Onion & Cilantro: A combination of fresh cilantro and green onion also help to give the tahini sauce it’s delicious flavor.

Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves are always best in this recipe but if you don’t have any on hand, pre-minced garlic will also work.

Fresh Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice really brightens up the sauce.

tahini sauce ingredients in blender

How to Make Spicy Lime Tahini Sauce

Making this recipe could not be more simple. All you have to do is add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender or processor. Then, blend, or process, everything until perfectly smooth and creamy.

tahini sauce in blender

How to Use

One thing I love about this tahini sauce is how versatile it is. You can use it several different delicious ways and in a few different recipes. Here are some suggestions for how to use the tahini sauce:

How to Store

Store this tahini sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge for seven to 10 days.

tahini sauce in small jar with whisk

Tips and Tricks for the Best Tahini Sauce

  • If your sauce is a bit thicker than you would like, you can easily thin it out with a little bit more water or lime juice.
  • Tahini can thicken a bit in the fridge. I suggest removing it from the fridge for a bit before using or you can add a little water to thin out the sauce before using.
  • This tahini sauce has a little kick, thanks to the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. If you want to the sauce to be a bit less spicy, feel free to use only one or two peppers instead of three.

More Delicious Sauces and Dressings for You to Love

Healthy Jalapeño Ranch Dressing

Dairy free ranch dressing 

Homemade honey mustard sauce

spicy lime tahini in small jar

hope you give this Spicy Lime Tahini Sauce a try! It’s the perfect sauce to use on tacos, in salads, or even as a dip.

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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA

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tahini sauce in small jar with whisk

Spicy Lime Tahini Dressing (Vegan)

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This spicy lime tahini sauce is so creamy, delicious, and completely vegan. It makes a great dip for veggies, a sauce for tacos, a dressing for salads, and a yummy sauce for bowls. 




  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for a week. Enjoy!

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  1. This sauce, omg it’s so good!

  2. This sauce elevates tacos to a new level. Spicy, tangy, creamy — joy with every bite :).

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      Happy to hear that, Kashay! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  3. I used to buy a spicy lime tahini sauce for putting on roasted vegetables with quinoa. They discontinued the sauce and I was devastated because it was one of our go-to meals. Then I found this recipe and it was 10x better. Thank you!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      You’re so welcome, Christie! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sauce made me dance lol. Can’t wait to put it on my tacossss!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      Haha yes! I’m so glad you loved it, Rachel! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Tiana Maher says:

    I’ve made this a few times now and we love it! We’ve added it to sandwiches and used it as a dip. Great flavor and texture 🙂

    Quick question – do you know if this will freeze well? Would love to double up the batch and save some for later .

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      Hi Tiana! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I haven’t tried freezing it before, but it’s worth a try! Let me know how it works for you!

  6. Really delicious! Does this freeze well? Made a bit too much to use in the next 10 days

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Hi, Kelly! I haven’t tried freezing this sauce. If you do, let us know how it turns out!

  7. Made a big batch for this week and it is SO delicious! Will be having it on the roasted cauliflower tacos and anything else I made this week too!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Thanks for sharing, Kellen! Happy you are enjoying the recipe!

  8. Casey Colodny says:

    I made this for our taco night and it was a hit! So easy yet adds a pop of flavor and creamy texture, so good!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      I’m so glad you liked it, Casey! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wow- so amazing. Love with the roasted cauliflower, however very purpose. Could eat this sauce with a spoon :). Super easy to make! Thank you!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      I’m so glad you love it, Julia!

  10. This dressing was so easy to make, and it was delicious! We made it and drizzled it on top of Ashlea’s roasted chipotle cauliflower tacos!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      I’m so happy you loved it, Megan!

  11. Casey Colodny says:

    This sauce is super creamy and sooo easy to make. It’s become a staple in my meal prep lately because we love it so much!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Thanks, Allison!

  12. Kristin Cloy says:

    Made this to go with the roasted cauliflower tacos but now I anticipate I’ll just always keep some in my fridge. SOO good, and so multipurpose!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      So happy you loved it, Kristin!

  13. Utterly delicious. This is a new favourite at our house!