Go-To Tahini Sauce


If you don’t know about tahini sauce on roasted veggies, please try it right now. And by right now I mean tomorrow because you’ve probably already planned and committed your food for today!

Tahini sauce is better than just straight tahini, because it’s thinner, goes farther, and is more deliciously lemon-y and garlic-y. And it’s also so simple and easy! I make this sauce all the time. Tahini bowls are my go-to weeknight meals. This sauce is excellent on every combination of roasted vegetables and beans that I can think of.

Go-To Tahini Sauce

  • Servings: Makes 3 Servings
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1/2 Protein Serving

I like to make this in batches and store it in single-serving containers for the next couple of days. One serving of this dressing is plenty for a big bowl of food, and only contains half of a protein so that you can use the rest of your protein for something else like chickpeas or nuts!


  • 3 oz of tahini
  • 1 medium sized lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or a small clove of garlic, crushed
  • Water to thin


  1. Mix the ingredients up in a small container with a fork.
  2. Whisk until pourable but not watery.
  3. Portion out into 3 equal sized servings. One serving weight will vary depending on how thick you make it. I portion it into small dressing containers or tiny jars and just know that one container equals 1/2 of a protein serving.
  4. Eat on everything.

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  1. Hi Katie: I’m new to BLE and loved your post and blog. It will be really helpful as I transition. I’ve been abstinent in FAA for 10 years but think BLE is a better way for me to continue on my journey. I think your info will be a great help.

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  4. Victoria Doll-Polanco

    How many ounces is in your serving size?

    • I’m not sure Victoria, it changes depending on how watery and lemony I choose to make it, which varies. That’s why I just divide it into the right number of equal size servings.

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  6. Another great sauce Katie! Thank you! I was getting tired of my tried and true tahini bowl sauce and this one is a winner. I love it!

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  9. Hi there I am new to this but I LOVE tahini so it looks like I am going to be happy! One query – the book has Tahini as a fat (1tbs is 1 fat portion) and doesn’t mention it as a protein. Do you feel they are interchangeable as I see you use it as a protein? Look forward to hearing from you

    • The food plan I have from BLE (not sure about other programs) list 2oz tahini as 1 protein, just like nut butter.

      • Thank you for your reply. How confusing! I have the BLE BOOK which only puts tahini as a fat…. I have not done the boot camps so don’t have access to that version of the programme. Is your info from boot camp material? I wonder if, since the book is more recent, possibly, the tahini as fat is a newer change to the system?

      • My info comes from the food plan given in the boot camp, which is the same as the one in the book. It may not list tahini specifically, but tahini is a nut/seed butter, so it counts wherever nut butter is mentioned.

      • Katie, I have the food plan from the boot camp which I just completed and I have to agree with Kate – it states really clearly in the “fat” section that both 1 tbsp of tahini or nut butter (.5 ounces) can count as a fat. Also, .5 ounces of nuts, of course. I had your dressing today on my salad and it was fabulous, going to have it again tomorrow, counted it as my fat.

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  15. Marilyn Brucken

    Hi Katie, just discovered your site. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. Question: I can’t do a lot of lemon. Can I just leave this ingredient out?

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