Green Tahini Sauce

Green Tahini Sauce is great for salads or with the baked falafel. Or both! Full of fresh herbs, parsley and cilantro, garlic, cumin, and lemon juice. It’s a simple sauce that packs a lot of flavor. Gluten-free, vegan, this is my go-to sauce because it’s good on nearly everything.

Make a batch of this tangy, lemony green tahini sauce today!  Tahini is made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds, with a consistency similar to other nut butters.

Green Tahini Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Tania Van Pelt


  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt more as needed, to taste
  • 1 cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Pulse garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin, and salt in a food processor or blender until ingredients are combined.
  2. Add tahini and lemon juice; process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Keep the motor running and slowly add ¾ cup water in a steady stream, add more water as needed until the sauce is creamy and pourable. Season with salt, to taste.