May Recipe: Gigi’s Famous Tahini Sauce

This yummy and versatile recipe can be used as a delicious topping for veggie burgers, as a dip with vegetables, cooked with eggplant, and more. Make a batch and see for yourself!



1 cup (250 ml) tahini paste

1 cup (250 ml) boiling water (also ice water can be used, make sure the water is very cold we are trying to shock the sesame seeds to open)

1/2 cup (125 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 tsp (2 ml) sea salt

chopped parsley for garnish



Using a food processor, mix all the ingredients together until smooth. The boiling water will soften the tahini paste and create a creamier sauce. Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and a drizzle of first press olive oil and enjoy!


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Gigi Cohen has been the entrepreneur of several vegetarian food restaurants, has her own cookbook, Nourishing Friends, and has been bringing healthful, vegetarian cooking to her community for more than 25 years. Her vibrant and delicious meals strongly reflect her belief in the mind-body connection. Gigi integrates the healing power of super foods along with her extensive experience with regional flavors into a cooking and dining experience that delivers as much nutrition as flavor and delight.

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One thought on “May Recipe: Gigi’s Famous Tahini Sauce

  1. charu

    that was amazing tahini Gigi.. Kamala devi made me a sandwich for my return flight with a dash of your tahini sauce & it was divine !!

  2. Julie De Sousa

    Hello friends of the ashram. Please let me know if the package I sent with chocolate bars was well received. Chef Gigi mentioned how much chocolate gifts are appreciated and I wanted to say thanks for all the hard work.

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