What is Tahini Sauce: Substitutes and Taste?

What is Tahini Sauce? When we run out of sauce,  What should we use as Tahini Substitute?  What does Tahini Taste like? Yes, you are in the right place. You will find the answers to all the above questions here. I know, Tahini is a vice of many of you. We will tell you that how can you make Tahini Easily at home? Moreover, if you fail to find the Tahini in a market, what should you use as an alternate of it? Because it is essential to find the exact substitute otherwise it is a fear, you will ruin your dish.  Let’s start!

What is Tahini Sauce?

What is Tahini Sauce?

Tahini sauce is a dish of Israel and the Middle East. It is a condiment. You can enjoy it with several dishes like Falafel and Hummus. It is a thick paste usually made with ground Sesame seeds. Moreover, In many vegetarian dishes and cooking it is a wonted ingredient. Tahini Sauce is rich with calcium. There are the following 2 types of Tahini Sauce:

  • Hulled
  • Unhulled

If you ask me which type of sauce is best, I will always prefer an Unhulled sauce. Unhulled Sauce has great taste and nutritional value. I highly recommend you, if you are cooking something sweet and savory then use it as a condiment, you will get an amazing taste.

Some Nutrition Facts

  • It is a great source of Calcium
  • Tahini helps to prevent Anemia
  • Good for your Skin
  • It has good results for your muscles
  • Digestion friendly
  • A sizeable amount of Vitamins
  • Helpful in weight loss

How to Make a Tasty Tahini Sauce?

Everyone wants to eat sweet in one’s meal. Tahini sauce is a great option. Furthermore, It can be used as a dipping condiment. You can use it on your dinner table regularly. Moreover, it is very easy to make at home.

How to Make a Tasty Tahini Sauce?

Tahini Ingredients

To make a yummy nummy Tahini Sauce, you should use the following ingredients.

  • Water (1/3 cup)
  • Sesame Paste (1/2 cup)
  • Ground Cumin (1/4 Teaspoon)
  • Garlic Cloves (2)
  • Salt (as per your taste)
  • Lemon Juice (1/3 cup)
  • Oil (1/4 cup)
  • Chopped Cilantro (1 Tsp)
  • Parsley (Flat Leaf)


Tahini Sauce takes only 20 minutes to prepare.


Take a bowl and make a paste of Garlic. Mix (for at least 10 minutes) all the ingredients well. Your finger-licking sauce is ready to use. Enjoy


Make your Sauce before one day to serve. And place it in your Fridge and make it chill. You will enjoy chill sauce more rather than fresh Sauce. Keep Enjoying!

7 Best Tahini Substitutes

If the Tahini is running out from a market, then you can use following tahini substitute. These following substitutes have also good taste. Try these alternates enjoy the life.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a paste of roasted grounded peanuts. It is easy to make at home. But it is available in the market. You can use it as an alternate of Tahini Sauce. Although it has some side effects for a disturbed gut, it has various benefits for your health. In addition, If you want to take rich protein in a day, use peanut butter.

Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower seed butter is made from seeds of the sunflower. If you cannot use peanut butter due to health issues and Tahini sauce is available not in a market, then try sunflower seed butter. Interestingly, it is affordable and can make at home easily. Vitamin E is present in sunflower in large quantity. I highly recommend you, if your gut is peanut allergic try it as an alternate of Peanut butter.

Hempseed Butter

You cannot ignore the Hempseed Butter if you are health conscious. Moreover, Hempseeds are the rich source of many healthy nutrients; protein, Vitamin, Magnesium, and Iron. Likewise, it is a grounded and blended paste of hulled Hemp Seeds. At inception, Hempseeds were placed with Marijuana, having known the health effects of it, However, it has a legal position to harvest nowadays. Take Hempseed butter and boost up your energy.

Almond Butter

Almond butter is another option to use as Tahini Substitute. But it is more expensive butter than the above-mentioned alternates. But if you want almond butter in cheap price, you will have to make it at home. Making it at home is relatively low in price than purchasing a jar of it from a market.  It is a good option for a patient of heart.

Cashew Butter

One thing which I like the most about cashew butter is that you can make it at home just in 10 minutes.

Just take cashew nuts, oil, salt (in very small amount), and sugar. So, Put all these ingredients in the jug of Juicer machine and blend it for 7 minutes. Your yummy Cashew Butter is ready to use with a lot of health benefits.

Soy Butter

If your belly cannot afford the peanut butter and you like it very much. Try soy Butter. In reality, It has almost the same taste like Peanut butter and has amazing effects on your health. It is also a blended paste of Soy nuts. Just try to make it at home.

Chickpea Flour

It is a favorite dish of South-Asian countries like Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. In addition, Gram flour or Besan is the other names of Chickpea Flour. It is rich protein flour. Shortly, just roast chickpea and blend it and you will get Chickpea Flour as an alternate of Tahini sauce.

What does Tahini Taste Like?

Every nut Butter has usually a sweet taste. Unlike every nut butter, tahini sauce has the quite bitter taste. However, The closet butter in taste is Peanut butter. Tahini’s taste is like Peanut Butter. But it is not sweet at all. Tahini Sauce present in a market has different tastes and colors. But the above-mentioned method to make tahini sauce at home has the sourness to some extent.


Tahini sauce is the favorite condiment in the middle east and Israel. If Tahini Sauce is not available in a market near you, you have a lot of tahini substitutes. Then try other alternates and enjoy. But don’t forget to thank KITCHEN BAR.

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