Jalapeno Green Tahini Sauce

by | Feb 27, 2023 | Spring

If you’re a fan of spicy and flavorful sauces, then you have to try jalapeno green tahini sauce! Who doesn’t love Jalapenos?  This Jalapeno green tahini sauce will give a twist to your dishes. A modern condiment that combines traditional Middle Eastern ingredients with spicy jalapeno peppers. It is made by blending together jalapeno peppers, tahini paste, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt until smooth. The resulting sauce has a creamy texture with a spicy, tangy flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes. 

Tahini, a paste made from ground sesame seeds, is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine and is often used in sauces and dips like hummus and baba ganoush. Jalapeno peppers, on the other hand, are native to Mexico and are not used in Middle Eastern cuisine. 

The sauce has become popular in many different countries. It is often used as a condiment for falafel, roasted vegetables, grilled meats, and more.  It’s also a great way to add a pop of flavor to your sandwiches or wraps. It is a wonderful accompaniment to Za’atar roasted cauliflower. 

Jalapeno Green Tahini Sauce

Health Benefits:

  • Rich in healthy fats: Tahini, the main ingredient in this sauce, is a good source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats can help reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, and improve heart health.
  • High in protein: Tahini is also a good source of plant-based protein. It is important for maintaining muscle mass and repairing tissues in the body.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Both jalapeno peppers and garlic contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Antioxidants: Jalapeno peppers, garlic, and tahini all contain antioxidants, which can help protect the body against oxidative stress and free radical damage.
  • Low in carbs: Jalapeno green tahini sauce is relatively low in carbohydrates, making it a good option for those following a low-carb or keto diet.

Ingredient Susbtitute:

  • Seeded Jalapeño: If you want a milder flavor, you can substitute seeded jalapeño with seeded green bell pepper or seeded poblano pepper. If you want a spicier flavor, you can substitute it with serrano pepper or cayenne pepper.
  • Tahini: If you don’t have tahini, you can substitute it with peanut butter or almond butter, which will give a similar nutty flavor and creamy texture. Alternatively, you can make a quick tahini substitute by blending equal parts of sesame seeds and olive oil until smooth.
  • Fresh Lime Juice: If you don’t have fresh lime juice, you can substitute it with fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, which will provide a similar tangy flavor. Just be aware that the flavor profile may be slightly different.
  • Packed Cilantro: If you don’t have cilantro, you can substitute it with fresh parsley, which has a similar herbaceous and slightly bitter flavor. Alternatively, you can use fresh basil or mint, which will give a different but still flavorful twist.
Jalapeno Green Tahini Sauce

Jalapeno Green Tahini Sauce

Nadine Nelson


  • 1/2 seeded Jalapeño
  • 3 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Packed Cilantro
  • 3 tbsp Warm water to thin sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until they are completely smooth. 
  • If required, add more warm water to thin the sauce until it is spoonable.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste (a little at a time), combine once more, and then taste.
  • If more salt and pepper are required, do so. depending on how much sauce you want, serves 
  • 2 tablespoons of sauce are made in about 1/2 cup or one serving. 
  • If you want additional sauce, double it!


Storage Instructions:
  • Jalapeno green tahini sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Let the sauce cool down to room temperature before storing it in the refrigerator. This will help prevent condensation from forming inside the container, which can make the sauce watery and affect its flavor.
  • Use an airtight container to store the sauce. A glass jar or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid works well. Make sure the lid is properly sealed to prevent air from getting in, which can cause the sauce to spoil.
  • Label the container with the date you made the sauce, so you can keep track of when it was stored and ensure it’s used within the recommended time frame.
  • To reheat the sauce, gently warm it on the stove over low heat, stirring frequently until heated through. Don’t microwave the sauce as this can cause it to separate and change its texture.