Tahini Sauce Pasta

Tahini Sauce Pasta

I fell in love with this tahini sauce a few months ago. Everything from salads to marinades benefited from it. I like it not only because it tastes wonderful, but also since it just has three components. It’s really creamy, contains no oil, and is extremely versatile. I served it with fusilli pasta tonight, but it would be equally delicious with grilled chicken or coleslaw.

What Is Tahini?

To create tahini, sesame seeds are ground into a smooth paste. Sometimes sesame seeds are shelled, whereas other times they are not. Additionally, the seeds might be roasted or unroasted.

Tahini is well-known as a component of something larger, or should we say a component of a different cuisine, hummus.

Tahini consists primarily of a single component: sesame seeds. Despite being a single-ingredient paste, not all tahini is equally tasty.

Always choose organic tahini without any flavour additives when purchasing tahini. Additionally, always choose a tahini with a silky, smooth texture.

Is Tahini The Same As Sesame Paste?

Tahini and sesame paste may sound similar, but they are actually quite different. Like you, I initially assumed they were equivalent. They both originate from sesame seeds but undergo distinct preparation processes.

Sesame paste, on the other hand, is formed from deeply roasted sesame seeds, as opposed to tahini, which is typically created from unroasted or lightly roasted sesame seeds. In this sense, their appearance and flavor are different.

Sesame paste is more robust and flavorful since it is produced from roasted sesame seeds. Black sesame seeds can also be ground into a paste. Very dark in color, this paste has an earthy, nutty flavor with a tinge of bitterness.

Tahini has a milder flavor, similar to that of nutty sunflower butter. It’s also worth noting that tahini, made from sesame seeds, has a much lighter hue than sesame paste. Most tahini is a brighter hue than sesame paste.

Can I Make My Own Tahini?

Making homemade tahini is incredibly simple. This recipe has been in my possession for some time, and I tend to prepare it anytime I have more than one bag of sesame seeds.

I create tahini from deseeded sesame seeds. In supermarkets, hulled sesame seeds are the most common variety. The color of hulled sesame seeds is lighter.

The unshelled seeds are significantly darker and retain their shells. My experience has shown that tahini produced from unshelled seeds is somewhat harsh.

Now to the recipe…

As previously said, tahini is fairly simple to manufacture. If you have ever made nut butter, you will recognize that the technique is same. Blend the sesame seeds with a small amount of oil in a food processor until smooth.

Before beginning, you must toast the sesame seeds. This will add some more taste. These may be toasted on the stovetop or in the oven.

The roasted sesame seeds will be added to the food processor. Ensure that they are completely chilled after toasting.

Combine the sesame seeds, oil, and salt in a food processor until the mixture becomes crumbly. Stop the processor to scrape down the sides and continue processing until a smooth paste forms.

To prepare tahini, you will require:

1 cup roasted, hulled sesame seeds
2-4 tbsp of neutral oil, like vegetable or grape seed
A dash of salt
Process the sesame seeds until they are perfectly smooth.

Making The Tahini Sauce

To create this, simply combine tahini, lemon juice, and a pinch of minced garlic or garlic paste.

Simply whisk the ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth. Personally, I prefer to create my sauce from scratch using pasta water. Every time I make this spaghetti, I add 14 cup pasta water to the sauce to flatten it out.

This sauce can also be made by combining tahini, lemon juice, and maple syrup. This combination goes great with my coleslaw salad and as a salad dressing in general.

Tahini Sauce pasta

Preparation requires five minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4


Preparation of the sauce:

1/2 teaspoon sesame seed paste
3 tablespoons of the water used to prepare the pasta
Small lemon, juiced and zest removed
1 minced tiny garlic clove
So much salt
To taste, black pepper
In order to prepare the pasta:

The Pasta Weight Is 0.75 Pounds


Prepare the pasta according to the package’s instructions. While saving 3 tablespoons of pasta cooking water, drain the pasta. To create the tahini sauce, combine garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and pasta water in a bowl.


For the sauce:

tahini, 1/3 cup
3 tablespoons pasta cooking water
1 small lemon, zested and juiced
1 minced tiny garlic clove
Season with salt to taste.
to taste, black pepper

For the pasta:

75 pound of pasta


Prepare the pasta according to the package guidelines. Drain the pasta, keeping 3 tablespoons of the cooking water.
To make the tahini sauce, combine the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and pasta water in a mixing bowl.
Whisk until completely smooth.
Toss the spaghetti with the tahini sauce to mix.
As desired, serve.

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