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Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce

Bring your favorite pasta to the next level with this Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce. With only 4 ingredients, it is vegan, gluten free and just super easy to make. You will having a hard time not to eat this sauce at once before the pasta is ready.

Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce in a closed glass jar.

I know that pasta nights are a ritual in many homes. That’s no different for me.

It’s not a big surprise why pasta is such a favorite for everybody filling plates and bowls regularly.

Pasta itself is simple and quick to make. So I usually do that at least once a week, maybe sometimes 2 times.

I have a couple of great pasta recipes here already, like my 10 Minute Mediterranean Vegan Pasta or the Roasted Garlic Sun Dried Tomato Pasta.

But wait! There is more to explore and make you hungry. Just use the search bar on the right, or check my Pasta Recipes category.

The Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce in an open glass jar with a golden spoon.

And today it’s time for you to meet my newest addition to this list:

This Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce is here and just waiting for you. To make it fast and to put it not only pasta, it’s just so good.

Whatever is your favorite pasta, go ahead an make it. Then we are ready to get saucy.

My Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce is spicy thanks to Habanero pepper, unbelievably creamy with tahini, garlicky, and seriously incredibly easy and delicious.

Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce jar with a bowl with pasta in the background.

Shall we start? It’s going to be quick, but still, let us not waste any time.

But before we get to  it, let me give you some hints about Habanero peppers. It’s recommended that whenever you use these peppers, please make sure to wear some gloves.

The peppers are really, really hot and you can get skin irritation on your hands, fingers, if they are not protected.

 

Pouring the Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce over pasta

Or you might touch your face with the spiciness on your fingers and you absolutely do not want to have any of that there, especially not close to your eyes.

OK , now that this is out of the way: heat a small skillet. You can add a little bit of vegetable broth or olive oil.

Fry the garlic and Habanero peppers for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a blender. Add tahini, water, and lemon juice, and  season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Now you are ready to enjoy.

A large bowl with pasta mixed in the bowl.

This dairy free pasta sauce requires just 4 ingredients and one easy simple step. As you can see, I combined it with mushrooms and some peas and mixed it with my favorite spaghetti.

So creamy and delicious.

But this is also an absolutely versatile sauce for everything. You can put it on wraps, sandwiches, or eat with some baked vegetables and potatoes.

So many options and you will never get tired of it.

Closeup of the creamy sauce of the pasta.

Believe me it’s hard to resist not to eat the sauce just with a spoon and forget the pasta. When you can relate or find yourself in this position, I suggest to make a double batch.

I recently had a big dinner with friends and we made some baked sweet potatoes.

Stuffed them with sautéed veggies and topped all of that with this sauce. It was so great.

You can also make the Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce part of a seriously delicious plant based appetizer.

Put it on salads as a dressing, or munch on raw veggies to dig in.

Spicy Tahini Pasta with extra hot sauce sprinkled over it.

Get ready for pasta night with this Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce

If you know me a bit I’m in love with tahini, and could eat it almost every day. No joke it might happen, it’s a staple here and I use it for so many things, not only sauces.

Only recently I read an article about how one can make your own tahini.

I was so curious to give this a try, since I’m all about enjoying homemade foods. I have tried it with nut butter and this time I thought tahini is worth to give a try. I can happily confirm you can do it, it’s really fun and it smells fantastic.

Plus it’s pretty easy if you have a food processor: just put the sesame seeds in it and process until a paste is formed. Add a bit oil or water to thin, if needed.

That’s all no other magic and it’s also really cheap and affordable to make your own version.  If you need more inspiration how you can do it, check out “How To Make Tahini“.

Collage of two pictures of the Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce with recipe title text.

As always if you try it. tag me on Facebook and Instagram. Say hello, snap a picture, and let’s meet up. Happy pasta night, Florian.

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Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bring your favorite pasta to the next level with this Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce. With only 4 ingredients, it is vegan, gluten free and just super easy to make. You will having a hard time not to eat this sauce at once before the pasta is ready

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Habanero pepper, seeded
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt, pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a small skillet. You can add a little bit of vegetable broth or olive oil. Fry the garlic and Habanero peppers for about 3 minutes, then transfer to a blender. Add tahini, water, and lemon juice, and  season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

Notes

If your tahini is already fairly liquid, start with 1/2 cup of water and add some more until you have the desired consistency.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 6.4gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 0gProtein: 5.2g

 

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Tabitha

Friday 18th of December 2020

How long does this last in the fridge?

Florian

Friday 18th of December 2020

Hi Tabitha! It can be stored in the fridge for one week. Hope that helps.

Rese

Saturday 5th of December 2020

Do you have long this would keep in the fridge? It’s just me, so won’t use a whole batch but would be nice to have on hand and heat up as needed.

Florian

Saturday 5th of December 2020

Hi Rese! It will stay fresh in the fridge, properly stored for around 1 week. Hope that helps.

Lisa

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

This looks amazing and delicious! I love the idea of using zucchini noodles instead of pasta, and tge fact that it is only 178 calories!! I have one question though: Does the 178 calories include the pasta as well, or is that just for the sauce?

Florian

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Hi Lisa! For the sauce not including pasta. Hope that helps.

Laurel

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

I finally got around to making this dish. It was so good, but not much flavor until I added Nutritional Yeast. Yum!!!

Florian

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Thanks for making it, Laurel! Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? This is so helpful for other readers. Thank you so much.

Jennifer

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

I have made this recipe twice and both times it has tired out bitter. I used a jalapeño instead of habanero, could that be the cause of the bitterness?

Tobi

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

You might be burning the garlic. That does it for me sometimes.

Florian

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Hi Jennifer! It can be. I made it all the time and never experienced this issue.