Dreamy Creamy Tahini Gravy – How can something so simple taste so good?!Jump to Recipe
Tahini is such a delicious and versatile seed butter.
The humble sesame seed is packed with protein, calcium and magnesium and many other nutrients. Those things are actually better absorbed when the seeds are broken down and made into a paste or butter like tahini.
I eat a lot of tahini on toast, as a dip for bananas or a topping for simple banana coins (slices) topped with a little drizzle of maple syrup – so good btw! And Halvah – now that’s such an awesome sweet tahini treat!
But his Tahini Gravy is purely a savory delight!
When you’re looking for that little something to complete a simple meal of veggies and make it a bit more hearty then look no further. Tahini Gravy to the rescue!
Baked sweet potatoes with some sautéed mushrooms and onions and then topped with tahini gravy is so doggone good! Besides it’s nutritious too, so a win win for sure.
This gravy or sauce is such a great savory topping for so many things. It’s delicious on steamed veggies, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, nut loaf, lentil loaf, grains, etc. It enhances whatever you put it on.
- 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
- 2 cups water
- 3 Tbsp Cornstarch OR 2 Tbsp arrowroot
- 2 Tbsp mild oil, like sunflower
- 1/2 cup roasted tahini
Add the water and soy sauce or tamari to a saucepan and bring to a boil
Mix cornstarch or arrowroot with room temperature water to form a slurry
Whisk this slurry into the boiling liquid and cook it for 1 to 2 minutes (when using cornstarch) until thick and the starchy taste is removed
**When using arrowroot instead of cornstarch**, cook only until it thickens and remove from heat so it doesn't break down and get thin
Stir or whisk in the oil and tahini and mix well
This is one of those recipes I could eat by the spoonful if I’m not careful. Mindless eating of yummy stuff just seems to happen sometime 😉
So this is just a warning because it could happen to you too!
Have a good one ya’all