Updated: Apr 24, 2020
Sauces are one of my favorite things to make because of their versatility - they can be used for dipping veggies, meat, made into salad dressings, marinades, you name it! I love making traditional peanut sauces, but this tahini sauce has a more subtle taste that goes perfectly with basically everything.
I like to dip raw veggies in it for a light snack, or use it in a lettuce wrap instead of mayo. It does have raw garlic so if you're not into that, just omit it (it's still tasty). Thin out by adding more water to make into a salad dressing, which is what I do all the time. You can't go wrong with whatever it is you do! It is simply scrumptious.
Makes 4 oz. of dipping sauce
1/4 c. tahini
4 tsp. lukewarm water
1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
2 tsp. coconut aminos
1 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. maple syrup (optional)
3 pinches of sea salt
Using a fork, whisk all ingredients together well in a small bowl. It will get thicker before it gets thinner and may turn into a weird, broken texture - that is totally normal. Just add a dash more water and keep whisking - it will turn smooth and creamy in no time. Enjoy!
Note: If you want to use as a dressing instead of a dip, add more water until desired thickness is achieved.