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: 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.
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.
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:
I 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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This sauce, omg it’s so good!
This sauce elevates tacos to a new level. Spicy, tangy, creamy — joy with every bite :).
Happy to hear that, Kashay! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!
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!
You’re so welcome, Christie! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
This sauce made me dance lol. Can’t wait to put it on my tacossss!
Haha yes! I’m so glad you loved it, Rachel! Thanks for sharing!
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 .
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!
Really delicious! Does this freeze well? Made a bit too much to use in the next 10 days
Hi, Kelly! I haven’t tried freezing this sauce. If you do, let us know how it turns out!
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!
Thanks for sharing, Kellen! Happy you are enjoying the recipe!
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!
I’m so glad you liked it, Casey! Thanks for sharing!
Wow- so amazing. Love with the roasted cauliflower, however very purpose. Could eat this sauce with a spoon :). Super easy to make! Thank you!
I’m so glad you love it, Julia!
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!
I’m so happy you loved it, Megan!
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!
So so so good!
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!
So happy you loved it, Kristin!
Utterly delicious. This is a new favourite at our house!