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! 
But – the holidays, right? Anyone else in that same situation?

The Holidays.

Only a few more days and then it will be January.

And then it is just cold and gray in Michigan for months.

But let’s not focus on that!

Instead, Let’s Talk This Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce. Because we can push the gray away with some spice! 
It’s pretty awesome. AND I kept meaning to post the recipe, like months ago.
Life kept getting in the way! Daylight savings time happened.  And poof.

No good photos.

Because it is literally dark at 4 p.m. (see my mention of cold and gray above.)
And while, I could eat dinner at 4 p.m., my family not so much (usually).
I am not sure what other food bloggers do, but I kinda hate wasting food.
So, if I am not going to eat at 4 p.m., I am not going to put together a fresh salad dish that I eat two hours later for dinner. BLECK (unless it is a kale salad, and then you want that sucker massaged and sitting for hours for the toppings to blend!) (side note, I work full time as a marketing account manager, and while I do get the benefit of working from a home office most days, this does not mean I can skip out on client calls to be making salad dressings and doing photo shoots – although it is tempting!) 
I digress – for the most part, most fresh green salad bowls taste best right after they are assembled.
I understand though that pictures speak a 1,000 words.
So this is me posting a picture that doesn’t show the true awesomeness of the sauce in this bowl!
Because this sauce rocks. And you must try it immediately.
It has an oil free hummus base and then it is kicked up a notch with some chili garlic sauce that makes it spicy! 
So give it a whirl, it is soooo good!

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.

And another bonus! (this just keeps getting better and better!)

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 having items like this in my freezer for busy nights! If you make this easy spicy tahini garlic sauce, tag @badtothebowl on social media!
Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce
1/4 cup oil free hummus (find our recipe here!)
1/8 cup water
1 Tblsp white miso paste
1 Tblsp chili garlic sauce
1 t. liquid aminos
Enjoy! xo, Sarah


Spicy Tahini Garlic Sauce

Recipe by Sarah HayesCourse: sauce

Easy sauce uses oil free hummus, miso and chili garlic sauce!


    1/4 cup original hummus (your favorite brand or find our oil free recipe here)

  • 1/8 cup water

  • 1 Tblsp white miso paste

  • 1 Tblsp chili garlic sauce

  • 1 t. liquid aminos (or tamari)


  • 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.

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