Whipped Tahini Sauce will be your new favorite dairy-free and vegan cream sauce, made in minutes using a blender and delicious on everything.
Tahini has been the new superfood of late. As in, its delicious on everything. From chocolate tahini cups, to the best kale salad dressing to tahini roasted broccolini. It makes everything taste better.
So why not turn it into a sauce and put it on everything!?
I was originally inspired to make this sauce from this Huff post article. And I echo her excitement. I made a few adjustments and it was dank!!
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Vegan and Dairy Free Cream Sauce?
Being on a dairy free diet means a tragic reduction of cream sauces. You can do aioli. and I’m a big fan of aioli, but sometimes you want a little bit more. That’s why this deliciously creamy and savory whipped tahini sauce.
I am going to literally put it on everything.
Roasted cauliflower, sweet potato fries, kale salads… Everything!
This will blow your mind. I’m not even kidding. And it will be your new favorite dairy fee cream sauce or vegan aioli.
Whipped Tahini Sauce
This sauce is super easy to make and easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled.
Simply roast the garlic and shallot before throwing all of the ingredients except the water into a blender and blend until creamy. That step mixes all of the flavors together.
Next, mix in the water. You can do this slowly if you have a blender with an open top.
If you use a Magic Bullet or another closed blender, just add half the water first. After the water is mixed in, add the rest of the water and blend until smooth.
The mixture might seize when you add the first bit of water. That is completely natural. Continue blending until it is emulsified. You will know it is done because the sauce will be creamy, lighter in color and fricking delicious.
Whipped Tahini Sauce
- 1/2 shallot
- 1/2 clove garlic
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup water
- Saute shallot in olive oil over medium heat until golden brown.
- Mix all ingredients except the water in a blender until evenly combined.
- Add water slowly until smooth and creamy. The volume will increase and the color will lighten. This means it's done!
- serve and enjoy