Tahini Thai Sauce & Dressing

This asian inspired Tahini Thai Sauce can be used in so many ways.

I love it on everything from noodles, to stir-fried veggies to a fresh salad.

It's very similar to a peanut thai sauce without the added oils and sugar.

As you know, I like to put a healthy spin on old favorites and I was able to make this one nut-free, oil-free and sugar-free!

Tahini Thai Sauce & Dressing

Most Asian sauces (like peanut sauce, sweet and sour, etc.) are filled with addicting ingredients like processed sugar.
Even the healthier ones usually have lower glycemic sugars like maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar.
Those are definitely better options, but I wanted to make one using only dates as the sweetener since real, natural sugar is the only sugar we can benefit from.
Tahini Thai Sauce & Dressing
I used tahini as the base, which is just a condiment made from sesame seeds.
It's used in a lot of dressing and dips like hummus.
So, if you know someone with a nut allergy this recipe is a perfect way for them to get their Thai fix.
I also successfully made this without adding any oils, which makes this one clean sauce.
This is a simple sauce to throw together any night of the week.
You just put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend.
I love using it as a sauce or dressing. It's also delicious to just dip veggie sticks in.

Tahini Thai Sauce & Dressing

Please use all organic ingredients when possible!
Course Sauce/Dressing
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author Megan Lawson


  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 Dates (pitted, or other sweetener like 2 tsp of maple syrup)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Tamari (or coconut aminos or soy sauce of choice)
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1- inch Ginger Knob


  • If you're using dates for sweetener and they're on the harder side make sure to soak them in warm water while you get the other ingredients ready so they soften up.
  • Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on high until it's smooth and creamy. If you would like a thinner consistency just add more water. Make sure to taste it before serving to see if you need to adjust any of the ingredinets. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.


  • Marla says:

    This was amazing! Tahini is my favorite butter:) Thanks you for the recipe!

  • Liz says:

    This sounds flavorful and delicious!!!

  • This look so good-and I'm always looking for more uses for that jar of tahini!

  • Sounds delicious, thanks for the recipe!

  • Can't wait to try this, thanks!

  • I can't wait to try this! The flavors sound so good!

  • shadi says:

    It's amazing how you elevated such a simple ingredient to a delicious sauce using simple ingredients! I love tahini and this is going to be our new favorite!

  • Oh girl, I could drink this it's so good! Love the dates!

  • I'm obsessed wit tahini!

  • kelly smith says:

    This is quite a different type of sauce, and the process of cooking is also different. I'll try this sauce at once.

  • Megan says:

    Love how versatile this sauce is. So many uses!

    • Megan Lawson says:

      Thank you! Yes, so many uses for it :)

      • Susan says:

        I've just found your website and I LOVE it. I just made the tahini thai sauce and it's exactly what I was looking for. I've looked through your recipes and I plan on making many of them. Thanks Megan:)

  • Brigitte says:

    This sauce is perfect & so versatile! I will make this again & again. Thanks so much for posting!

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