Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce

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So life got busy – does this seem to be the theme of every blog I write? Maybe that means I need to slow down! Someday. But in the meantime, quick sauces like this Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce become go to favorites for making my plant based bowls shine. 


This Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce

Let’s Talk This Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce, because it is easy to make and perfect for topping roasted vegetables or a fresh salad bowl! It would be great to toss your crispy tofu in as well. 

It has an oil free hummus base and then it is kicked up a notch with some chili garlic sauce that makes it spicy! Miso adds a depth of flavor that makes this taste amazing. 

And it was hubby tested too. He gave a thumbs up in case you are wondering.  Plus, our sinuses cleared from the little bit of spice that gives it the little kick.  This time of year in the northern climates … when it is cold, dry and everyone is sick…Sinuses running clear is just a blessing in disguise.

How to Make This Easy Vegan Sauce

It is super simple! You will need to start with already having hummus on hand. This will need to be an original humyus. We love to use our Healthy Oil Free Hummus recipe but use whatever brand ou have in your fridge! 

You will need to whisk that in a small bowl with water, liquid aminos, chili garlic sauce and white miso paste. 

Here are the brands I used in this recipe:

White miso paste is a fermented soybean product that adds a depth of flavor to this easy vegan sauce recipe! Use leftover miso paste in Thai Salad with Miso Peanut Dressing or Asian Grilled Vegetables with Miso Vinaigrette

What Can I do with Leftover Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce? 

You can freeze it! Yes, if you have a little leftover and you don’t plan to use it within a few a days, freeze it for later. I love to use small 4 oz or smaller freezer safe containers for leftover sauces and dressings. This makes it easy to just grab and use later! Just be sure to label the container, so you know what it is later! 

I love having items like this in my freezer for busy nights! If you make this easy spicy tahini garlic sauce, tag @badtothebowl on social media!

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Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce

Easy sauce uses oil free hummus, miso and chili garlic sauce!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal


  •   1/4 cup original hummus (your favorite brand or find our oil free recipe
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 Tblsp white miso paste
  • 1 Tblsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 t. liquid aminos (or tamari)

Make it a Bowl!

  • Assorted
  • Fresh Greens
  • Avocado Slices


  • Place all ingredients except water in small bowl. Slowly add water a little at a time, whisking well after each addition of water. Whisk until smooth.
  • Use as a vegetable or tofu sauce. Also works as a thick salad dressing. I like to use it top fresh spinach, roasted vegetables and roasted chickpeas.
  • Store in refrigerator up to 5 days. Freezer for longer use.


  • Use your favorite hummus or our Oil free hummus as your start for this recipe!
  • Can be frozen to use later! I like to freeze in small amounts, perfect size for a bowl.
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 300kcal

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