Tahina Sauce



  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 1/4 warm water

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar

  • 1 lime

  • 1 garlic

  • pinch of chilli powder

  • pinch of cumin

  • salt to taste

Optional: replace the water with fresh orange juice.

Optional colors:

  • To make yellow tahina, add 1 tsp of turmeric to the previous recipe.

  • To make pink tahina, replace the water in the previous recipe with beetroot juice*

  • To make green tahina, you can blend it with herbs, but only if you are making a big batch. It combines very well with fresh basil and coriander.

*To make beetroot juice, you don’t need a juicer – you can also just grate beetroot and use a sieve to squeeze the juice out.


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.

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