My new obsession is meal prepping sauces, and along with that, using herbs. One of this week’s creations is this easy green tahini sauce which incorporates cilantro (LOVE), parsley, tahini and a few other ingredients for a spicy tahini sauce that is deliciously drizzle-able and full of healthy benefits, too!
Healthy ingredients in an sauce made with herbs
- Cilantro is a tasty herb that’s high in antioxidants and wonderful for detoxifying. It’s subtly spicy and has also been said to have anti-inflammatory effects.
- Parsley, one of the most popular herbs, is rich in Vitamins K and C, is an antioxidant and a good source of folic acid.
- Tahini is a nut-free and allergy-friendly, iron-rich butter that is versatile and holds a strong nutritional profile.
- Garlic is an herb with lots of benefits, including being anti-bacterial. It has been said that eating one clove per day can bring improvements to your health¹, but regardless, it adds a tasty flavor.
How to serve Easy Green Tahini Sauce
My favorite way to serve this tahini sauce is simply over roasted vegetables. I meal prep veggies each week so if I make the sauce ahead of time, this is an easy throw together dish. Another simple lunch or dinner idea is to make this the focus of rice bowls. Combine rice, protein and vegetables and top it all with this simple tahini dressing for an all-in-one healthy meal. Lastly, it also pairs well on grilled chicken or fish.
A few tips for making and enjoying this easy tahini dressing:
- Prep the green tahini sauce on the weekend and plan out a meal or two to serve it on during the week.
- Make sure it is at room temp, or at least out of the fridge for 20 minutes before serving for the best texture/smoothness.
- I suggest a high speed blender for making this.
- Store sauce in a jar or other container until ready to use.
Cilantro, parsley, tahini and more come together for a creamy, easy green tahini sauce that can be served on bowls, roasted veggies and so much more.
Add all ingredients to a blender (I suggest a high speed blender) and blend until smooth. Serve over roasted vegetables, toss in a salad, add to a rice bowl, or atop chicken or fish. Keep extra in a jar or container in the refrigerator; let come to room temperature before drizzling over foods.
Honestly, while I love the texture that the tahini adds to this dressing, I don’t think you can taste it. That being said, I’m a big fan of tahini and love related recipes. If you are, too, here are a few other tahini recipes for you to check out:
Let me know how you like to use and enjoy tahini in the comments below!