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Golden Tahini Harissa Sauce

Your New everyday go to sauce

How do I love thee? Let me count thy ways. Friends, this sauce is going to be your new favorite. Golden Tahini Harissa Sauce on everything. Your veggie wraps, your veggie plates, your plain Jane lunch bowls and your mid day snacks will thank you. And you’re welcome.

sauce in bowl

This is EVERYTHING all wrapped into a delicious, nutty and slightly spicy sauce. The perfect sauce and it doubles as a pretty hip dip and triples as a salad dressing. So get ready for a tastebud explosion friends!

I created this for my Roasted Za’atar Cauliflower recipe but quickly realized this sauce is pretty special. Versatility is key in the kitchen. We find ourselves rushing, scrambling and food is often one of those things that has to be done quickly. So this Golden Tahini Harissa Sauce is our new friend. Dinners, lunches and snacks. And if you can find how to use it on your breakfast, extra high fives for you! 🙌🏻

Roasted Cauliflower on plate

What are Tahini and Harissa?

Tahini is sesame seed paste. It is the hero ingredient in Hummus; it gives it extra creaminess and that nutty flavor. It’s widely used in the Eastern Mediterranean cooking and in some parts of Northern Africa. I recommend using Organic Tahini. Why? Flavor and consistency.

Harissa hails from North Africa, specifically from Tunisia originally, but recognizable to most of us in the use of Moroccon food: Tangines, couscous or as a spread. This paste is spicy and very smoky and a little goes a long ways.

And we are back to the Golden Tahini Harissa Sauce. To make this beauty, it could not be easier than 1,2 and 3. Simply place all these ingredients in a bowl and use a mini whisk or fork and mix until very well combined. About 1 or so minutes. Next, ENJOY EVERY DROP on your favorite food!

sauce on spoon
sauce and whisk

Golden Tahini Harissa Sauce

Ana P @ Claudia’s Table
June 28, 2020
Your go to sauce and dip for everything!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine Healthy, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, North African
Servings 8
Calories 169 kcal


  • bowl


  • 1/2 cup Tahini, well stirred organic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin, good quality
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt kosher
  • 1 clove garlic minced-1 large or 2 small
  • 3/4 tsp harissa paste
  • 2 tsp honey raw


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Whisk until all ingredients are fully combined. Sauce should be medium thickness and easy to spoon over food.


Recipe makes 1 cup of sauce. 


Serving: 2tbspCalories: 169kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

Keyword appetizer, dip, harissa, sauce, tahini

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