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Easy Tahini Sauce Dip (Whole30, Paleo)

This super easy Tahini Sauce Dip is delicious, satisfying, and awesome for guilt-free dipping. We love it as a healthy side dish with lunch or dinner. It’s Whole30 compliant, but great for anyone.

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We’ve been munching under the radar with our Whole30 experiment this month. It’s not a new year’s resolution; I’m picking my own brain and can’t recall how we even decided to do Whole30. I probably read something somewhere on one of my rabbit-trail Google strolls.

I probably saw something about anti-inflammatory claims and wanted to see it would do a number for my ongoing runner’s ailments. IT Band, I’m looking at you.

I’m sure if I just quit running, my pains would magically dissipate. But no, I’ll just give up all my favorite foods for 30 days instead. #iamnotnormal

I’m now 16 days in, and it feels something like a Wednesday; hump day, but it’s a month and not a day. 😖   Feels great to be half done, but then there’s half  more to go.

Stay tuned for our post-Whole30 update coming up. Hubby and I have both been keeping notes to share with y’all at the end of this thing. I’ve got a lot of pros and cons to share.

For now, I’m sharing this Easy Tahini Sauce Dip. It’s a sauce-dip because it’s flexibly yummy like that. It’s Whole30 and Paleo compliant, but who cares…we’d eat it all year long. If you like hummus, this Tahini Dip is right up your alley…

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In order to keep Whole30 compliant, there are no legumes or beans in this mix. Just wonderful sesame paste, garlic, spices, and the brightness of lemon.

It’s delish with baby carrots and all kinds of veggies. It’s fantastic with this savory Chicken Shawarma (also Whole30 compliant.) It’s also way, way good with sweet potato chips and root veggie chips.

For all those who aren’t interested in trendy diets: grab the pita chips for dipping, dollop it all over your pita bread, or use it as a nutritious spread in sandwiches.

Tahini Sauce Dip

Whole30, Paleo, or none of the above…this creamy, guilt-free tahini dip will keep you munching happy. If you’re looking for more ways to add flavor to meals, try this best chimichurri sauce next.


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Tahini Sauce Dip

Easy Tahini Sauce Dip (Whole30, Paleo)

5 from 1 vote
This super easy Tahini Sauce Dip is delicious, satisfying, and awesome for guilt-free dipping. We love it as a healthy side dish with lunch or dinner. It's Whole30 compliant, but great for anyone.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings (makes 1.5 cups)
Author: Amy Dong


  • 1 cup pure tahini sesame seed paste, stirred well with its natural oils
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • ⅓ to ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, depending on taste
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • For garnish: freshly chopped cilantro


  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process on high until mixture is thoroughly combined and smooth. If it's too thick, add a bit of water until the sauce/dip reaches desired consistency. Serve with fresh veggies, root chips, or as a condiment for your meal (it's wonderful with chickenshawarma.)


If you're using this as a dip, keep the texture thicker. If using it as a sauce, add more vegetable broth or water as needed.
Keeps very well in an airtight container in fridge.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Source: Chew Out Loud

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    • Kate

    I’m out of vegetable broth. Does chicken broth work?

      • chewoutloud

      Yes, that will work 🙂

    • Christiane
    • 5 stars

    Sooooo good! A Whole30 “hummus”! How long will it store in fridge?

      • chewoutloud

      So happy you enjoyed this dip, Christiane! It keeps well for up to a week in fridge 🙂

    • Kathryn Grace

    Found your dip on Athletic Avocado’s list of 21 Whole30 appetizers and had to check it out immediately. Scrumptious recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      I loved it with root vegetable chips and sweet potato chips 🙂 Thanks for coming over, Kathryn!

    • yumandinlove

    This looks so good and I’m not even doing whole30!

      • chewoutloud

      I know it! 🙂

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