Introduction

You'll love this Spicy Tahini Sauce. It's vegan, gluten-free, super easy to make!

Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds that’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, here are the…

Top 10 Health Benefits of Tahini:

1. Rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron.
2. A good source of methionine, which aids in liver detoxification.
3. An excellent source of calcium.
4. High in vitamin E and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15.
5. Helps promote healthy cell growth.
6. Prevents anemia.
7. Helps maintain healthy skin and muscle tone.
8. Has 20% complete protein, making it a higher protein source than most nuts.
9. Easy for your body to digest because of its high alkaline mineral content.
10. High in healthy, good fat.

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Serving Size: 1/2 cup Cook Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable broth
1 jalepeno or habanero pepper, seeded
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup tahini
1 cup water
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Profile

Calories: 126

Fat: 6g Protein: 3g Carbs: 18g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g

Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 90mg

Notes

This goes really well on spaghetti squash, grilled veggies, and/or chicken and shrimp. Here are 3 other great uses for tahini:

1. Make a salad dressing with tahini, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and your favorite herbs and spices
2. Mix it into a stir-fry
3. Blend it with garlic, lemon juice, and chickpeas to make a delicious hummus

Directions

1. Heat a small skillet on medium and add olive oil or vegetable broth.

2. Stir-fry the garlic and peppers for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a blender.

3. Add tahini, water, and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.

4. Process until smooth and add to spaghetti squash and/or grilled vegetables.