RECIPE: Cheezy Garlic Tahini Sauce

If you know me, you know I LOVE tahini. Love might even be an understatement…more like obsessed. I use it in smoothies, cookies, dressings and much more. The recipe I’m going to share with you today is one that I’ve been making for quite some time, each time it came out a bit differently, but always delicious. Since some of you have asked for the recipe, I had to play around with measurements to get it just right and also offer the measurements for the true tahini lovers out there…you know who you are!

RECIPE: Cheezy Garlic Tahini Sauce // Be Sol-Ful
We bounce between Sari Foods non fortified nutritional yeast and Dr. Fuhrman’s – both are equally delicious and high quality, so we keep our eyes open for sales.

CHEEZY GARLIC TAHINI SAUCE {vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free, nut-free}

What you need:

  • 3-4 Tablespoons of raw tahini (tahini lovers, use 4)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons of non-fortified nutritional yeast* (depends on your desired “cheesiness”)
  • 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup**
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut aminos (can use tamari or soy sauce)
  • 1 – 1 1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic (can use fresh garlic, but then you’ll need a blender)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Himalayan salt, to taste (optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of filtered water

* I’ve talked about this quite a bit before, but it is SO important to use NON FORTIFIED nutritional yeast. It is pricier than the fortified stuff, but SO much better for you as it does NOT contain synthetic folic acid. Please click HERE to learn more.

** you can skip this, but I have found that the flavor improves with a touch of maple.

RECIPE: Cheezy Garlic Tahini Sauce // Be Sol-Ful

How to:

  1. Put all of the ingredients (except water) in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the water to your desired consistency. 1/4 cup will get you more of a dip-like texture and 1/2 cup make more of a sauce or dressing.
  2. ENJOY! We’ve dipped roasted potato wedges in it, used it for tacos, salads, and more. You can change up the flavor really easily by adding different spices (oregano, red pepper flakes, chipotle, etc.)

RECIPE: Cheezy Garlic Tahini Sauce // Be Sol-Ful

RECIPE: Cheezy Garlic Tahini Sauce // Be Sol-Ful
Willow enjoyed dipping raw carrots in the sauce.
RECIPE: Cheezy Garlic Tahini Sauce // Be Sol-Ful
I thinned down the sauce to pour over our mashed potato bowls last week {{Yukon gold mashed potatoes topped with steamed broccoli, black beans, sautéed oil-free onions, fresh chives and the cheezy garlic tahini sauce}}

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