Creamy ​Green Tahini Sauce Recipe: This Herbalicious Green Sauce Is So Easy to Make by Chef George Duran

Creamy ​Green Tahini Sauce Recipe: This Herbalicious Green Sauce Is So Easy to Make

Looking for a herbalicious sauce to serve this St. Patrick's Day to add a little green to lunch or dinner? This easy green tahini sauce recipe is just what you need! It's easy, quick and versatile, and you can use it on almost anything.

Tahini is a Middle Eastern condiment made with toasted, ground hulled sesame seeds. It can be turned into sauces or used in hummus and other recipes. This creamy tahini sauce gets its green color from herbs.

This green tahini sauce is made with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, basil, cilantro, water and salt. The ingredients are put into a blender or food processor and whirled until smooth and creamy. Add a little water at a time until you reach the desired level of creaminess.

Use this green tahini sauce on salads, fish, chicken and other meats or vegetables. You could even dip tortilla chips, pita bread or naan bread into it.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup tahini (I use Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini or Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (I use 2 cubes Dorot Gardens frozen garlic)
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh parsley (I use 3 cubes Dorot Gardens frozen parsley)
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh basil (I use 3 cubes Dorot Gardens frozen basil)
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro (I use 3 cubes Dorot Gardens frozen cilantro)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. 
  2. Drizzle in more water, as needed, until a creamy consistency is achieved. Add salt to taste.

Photo: Mighty Sesame

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Tahini $4 & Up
Food Processors $30 & Up
Blenders $25 & Up

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Love tahini. This green sauce is so flavorful. ☘️
Elisa Schmitz
Tahini adds so much flavor to so many dishes. Many thanks for this creamy sauce recipe, Chef!

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