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Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce

Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce

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Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce is fresh-forward with multi-dimensional flavors. I have had tahini sauces that tasted bitter because tahini is kind of bitter. However, the fresh-squeezed orange juice balances out any bitterness. Sure—depending on who you eat with there might still be bitterness at your table, it just doesn’t have anything to do with this sauce.

Sesame Street

Tahini is sesame seeds processed into a seed-butter. Today, I’m using Artisana Organics Raw Tahini. You can also use toasted tahini or make your own toasted tahini. Some tahinis contain added oil and some do not. Artisana Organics & Whole Foods 365 Brand do not contain added oil. This recipe will produce marvelous results with whatever you’ve got for tahini because raw tahini and toasted tahini both taste great.

You could leave out the Sesame oil if you are using refined oil-free tahini if you are going for an oil-free sauce.

It’s Toasted

The dark toasted sesame oil in this sauce adds lovely toasty notes. If you are using toasted tahini, you’ll get even more toasty notes.

A little sweet?

I like to add a touch of sweetness to this sauce. It doesn’t need it. That little bit of sweetness gives me a nostalgic Orange-Julius-from-the-mall flavor without making it overly sweet. If you want this even sweeter, then add sweetness to taste.

I recommend sweetening with

Enjoy this sauce/dressing with

I could drink this sauce—maybe I have.

To Thicken

This sauce will get thicker and turn bright yellow after being in the fridge overnight. I like to make it ahead and use it cold. It’s also delicious at room temp, right out of the food processor.

Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce after being in the fridge overnight
Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce after being in the fridge overnight

Let’s Make Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce

Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce
Ingredients for Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce
Using a small citrus juicer to get the juice from the orange
Using a small citrus juicer to get the juice from the orange

Place all sauce ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Process or blend until smooth.

Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce in the small food processor
Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce in the small food processor

Chill if desired. This sauce will get thicker and turn bright yellow after being in the fridge overnight. I like to make it ahead and use it cold. It’s also delicious at room temp, right out of the food processor.

Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce
Orange Ginger Tahini sauce
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Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce

Orange Ginger Tahini Sauce is fresh-forward with multi-dimensional flavors. I have had tahini sauces that tasted bitter because tahini is kind of bitter. However, the fresh-squeezed orange juice balances out any bitterness. Sure—depending on who you eat with there might still be bitterness at your table, it just doesn't have anything to do with this sauce.
Course Meal Prep, Sauce, Sides
Cuisine American, California, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword creamy, dairy-free, flavorful
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 of about 1/4 cup
Calories 98kcal

Equipment

  • small to medium food processor or blender

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice this usually requires one orange or less than one orange
  • 3 TBSP tahini raw; Artisana & 365 (Whole foods Brand) are refined oil-free
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
  • 1 inch peeled fresh turmeric if using powdered 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1 inch peeled fresh ginger (more to taste) if using powdered 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt more to taste
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon maple syrup; optional or use Date Lady Pure Date Syrup (1/2 – 1 teaspoon) or 1/3 to 1/2 of a pitted Medjool Date tasting before adding sweetness is recommended

Instructions

  • Place all sauce ingredients into a small food processor or blender. Process or blend until smooth.
  • Chill if desired. This sauce will get thicker and turn bright yellow after being in the fridge overnight. I like to make it ahead and use it cold. It's also delicious at room temp, right out of the food processor.

Notes

Nutrition Information is approximate.

Sesame Street

Tahini is sesame seeds processed into a seed-butter. Today, I’m using Artisana Organics Raw Tahini. You can also use toasted tahini or make your own toasted tahini. Some tahinis contain added oil and some do not. Artisana Organics & Whole Foods 365 Brand do not contain added oil. This recipe will produce marvelous results with whatever you’ve got for tahini because raw tahini and toasted tahini both taste great.
You could leave out the Sesame oil if you are using refined oil-free tahini if you are going for an oil-free sauce.

It’s Toasted

The dark toasted sesame oil in this sauce adds lovely toasty notes. If you are using toasted tahini, you’ll get even more toasty notes.

A little sweet?

I like to add a touch of sweetness to this sauce. It doesn’t need it. That little bit of sweetness gives me a nostalgic Orange-Julius-from-the-mall flavor without making it overly sweet. If you want this even sweeter, then keep adding sweetness to taste.

I recommend sweetening with

Enjoy this sauce with

I could drink this sauce—maybe I have.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1of ~1/4 cup | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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