Sweet And Spicy Tahini Sauce

Sweet and spicy tahini sauce with falafels

Tahini sauce is the perfect sauce for falafel or kebab. It is perfect as a salad dressing. It tastes good served in a tortilla or in a pita. It has a nutty, sweet-spicy-sour taste. Very easy and quick to prepare. You can modify it as you wish.

Recipe Modifications:

  • Instead of ready-made tahini, you can prepare your own tahini at home by grinding sesame seeds (roasted or not), e.g. in a coffee grinder or food processor.
  • You can use peanut butter instead of tahini. The sauce will then have a more peanut flavor.
  • If you prefer a spicier sauce, you can add more sriracha sauce.
  • Instead of sriracha and honey, you can use sweet and spicy Chinese sauce.
  • Instead of sriracha, you can add chili paste, chili flakes or chili powder. Remember that chili in such versions is more spicy.
  • You can replace the lemon juice with lime sauce or water if you don’t want the sauce to be sour.
  • You can replace honey with syrup, e.g. maple syrup, date syrup or agave syrup. This will make the sauce vegan.

Tahini sauce is perfect for people on a vegetarian, flexitarian and pescatarian diet. Tahini sauce for falafel does not contain gluten.

Sweet and spicy tahini sauce with pita and falafels

In the photo above you see a homemade falafel, to which this sauce is a perfect match.
The proportions given below will yield approximately 100 g of sweet and spicy sauce.
Read the step-by-step recipe on how to prepare tahini sauce for kebab and watch the video below the recipe.
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Sweet and spicy tahini sauce

Sweet and Spicy Tahini Sauce

Perfect sauce for falafel and homemade kabab. Easy to prepare. A sauce with a sweet, spicy and slightly sour taste. Perfect for salads, e.g. with chicken.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle eastern
Servings 100 g
Calories 265 kcal

Sweet and Spicy Tahini Sauce Recipe


  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • ½ lemon (for juice)
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  • Squeeze the juice from ½ lemon. Squeeze the garlic through a press or chop it and crush it with a knife. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a bowl and the sauce it's ready.
    You can serve the ready sauce with pita or tortilla for homemade wraps, kebab or falafel.
    2 tbsp tahini, ½ lemon, 2 clove garlic, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp sriracha, 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Preparing sauce with tahini paste


Watch how to make homemade sweet and spicy sauce based on tahini paste step by step video.
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Serving: 100gCalories: 265kcal (13%)Carbohydrates: 28g (9%)Protein: 8g (16%)Fat: 16g (25%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Sodium: 1,124mg (49%)Potassium: 232mg (7%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 18g (20%)Vitamin A: 28IU (1%)Vitamin C: 12mg (15%)Vitamin E: 0mgVitamin K: 0µgCalcium: 59mg (6%)Iron: 2mg (11%)Manganese: 0mg (10%)Magnesium: 39mg (10%)Zinc: 2mg (13%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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