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Green Tahini

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Green Tahini! Nutty, herby, garlicky, vegan, and acutely versatile. Aloof six capacity and amazing with broiled veggies, chicken, or grains.


I’m aloof gonna say appropriate from the get-go…. blooming tahini is ADORABLE but it is not for everyone.

If you don’t adulation tahini, this apparently won’t accomplish you adulation tahini (although it ability hardly change your apperception – babyish steps).

This booze is for specific subset of bodies who love:

  • The nutty, hardly absinthian acidity of tahini
  • Herbs, garlic, and blooming saucey things
  • Creamy able sauces that are vegan

If you are attractive for a added broadly accepted acidity profile, I would point you over to the Magic Blooming Sauce which has been a basic in my activity (and abounding of your lives) for the aftermost few years. Accessible win.

But if you are bold, if you adulation to accumulate things interesting, if you’re attractive to change up your booze bold from the usual, this one is committed accurately to you.

To start: tahini, herbs, garlic, oil, salt, lemon.

Is it herbed agronomical dressing? Is it blooming goddess sauce?


Green tahini goes best with mild-ish things that can handle a little bittery, active punch. For example:

  • Roasted potatoes
  • Roasted carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli
  • Okay, any broiled veggies
  • Grilled chicken
  • Pitas / flatbreads
  • Beans and grains
  • Hard above eggs

(Here is a roasted vegetable basin with blooming tahini that is one of my meal basic favorites – featuring broiled cauliflower, potato, carrot, onion, broccoli, a adamantine above egg, and some avocado drizzled with the adulation of a big dosage of blooming tahini and awkward with lemon.)

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Common Questions About Blooming Tahini

I’m not a big fan of tahini. Does this aftertaste acerb of, well, tahini?

Yes, yes it does. It could absolutely about-face you appear *starting* to like tahini, but does not adumbrate the tahini flavor.

Can I use altered herbs?

Yes! Basil would be addition acceptable advantage to bandy into the mix.

I’m allergic to sesame. Can I sub the tahini for article else?

This is a actual tahini-centered recipe. If you’d like article agnate that’s sesame-free, our Magic Blooming Sauce would be a abundant alternative.

Is there a way to accomplish it beneath bitter?

Naturally, this compound has a little absinthian chaw (which we love!). But if it’s not your thing, feel chargeless to add a little honey or agave to aftertaste to sweeten it up a bit.

How continued will this accumulate in the fridge?

This booze will aftermost for about 3-4 canicule in the fridge.

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Green Tahini

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Green Tahini! Nutty, herby, garlicky, vegan, and acutely versatile. Aloof six capacity and amazing with broiled veggies, chicken, or grains.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil (mild tasting)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • a big agglomeration of both cilantro and parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • squeeze of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to aftertaste – I like alkali 🙂 so ~1 teaspoon is what I use)


  1. Blend up all your booze capacity in a aliment processor or blender until smooth. Aftertaste and adjust. If the booze is too runny, add a little added tahini.
  2. Pour over broiled vegetables, beans, grains, protein… annihilation that needs to be woken up with some affluent and buttery flavor!


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: blooming tahini, tahini sauce, tahini recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Rebecca B.

    I accomplish this all the time at my house! My bedmate can’t get enough. We put it on broiled veggie bowls, cauliflower tacos, accolade eggs and toast, etc. and it adds so abundant flavor!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Ottolenghi’s adaptation of Blooming Tahini Booze is actual agnate to this one (his doesn’t accommodate olive oil, but the added capacity and quantities are basically the same) and I am always beholden to him for accepting this in my repertoire 🙂

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I assumption this compound does alive up to its name of actuality a tahini sauce. It absolutely baffled every added acidity in the recipe. It aloof tasted like blooming bluejacket tahini. Annihilation absorbing or acceptable about it. I had to add my own seasonings and spices to acidity it up.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is a adorable sauce! It is our go-to topping for potatoes and broiled veggies. I additionally mix it with rice or quinoa for a quick snack. My 10-month old loves it too!