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Closeup of pale green tahini sauce in a white dish.

Cilantro and Cayenne Tahini Sauce

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This vegan tahini sauce recipe has cilantro and cayenne for maximum deliciousness! It’s perfect on veggie wraps, grain bowls, or as a dressing.


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp salt, plus more to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency is reached (I liked to see little cilantro bits).
  2. Taste and add extra salt as needed. You’ll know you got the right amount when the flavors really pop.
  3. Serve on everything!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: sauce, dip, cilantro, cayenne, tahini, vegan, vegetarian