Zesty Tahini Sauce 

Most foodies have that one current ingredient obsession that they just can’t seem to get enough of. I would describe it kind of as a phase, where we justify putting that particular ingredient in just about everything. I’ve gone through that with cilantro, avocado, chickpeas… and that’s just this year!

But recently, I’ve moved on. I’m ALL about tahini right now.

Tahini satisfies the longing I get for something creamy in my dairy-free diet. It’s so mild it can be made in sweet dishes or savory ones. Lately, my go-to has been to make a dressing. That’s what I’m here to share with you today.

Using only 4 ingredients, I bring you my zesty tahini sauce – I use it on roasted veggies, salad, buddha bowls, you name it.


  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of pure water*

Directions: First, add the tahini to a mixing bowl. Add garlic and cayenne powder. Whisk in apple cider vinegar slowly. Once complete, add pure water* – I add a half cup, but you can simply add depending on how thin or thick you want your sauce to be.

I got a couple of these handy condiment bottles from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They were only 3 bucks! I love storing my homemade sauces and dressings in them because it makes dishin’ it out and storing it easy. This recipe makes quite a bit, so you can count on having some left over!


What would you guys put this dressing on?

If you make it, give me a tag on Instagram – I would love to see how you put it to use!



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Welcome to Standing Strong Wellness, where we embrace how much a strong body supports a strong mind! I'm Jen Standing - Certified Nutrition Consultant, Blogger, Food Lover, and CEO behind SSW. I'm a wellness-nerd who loves sharing my knowledge with others on all things food, fitness, nutrition, and mental health - stick around for tips on all of those topics!

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