Creamy Tahini Alfredo Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free, Pantry Staple Recipe)

This thick and creamy tahini alfredo sauce is a delicious pantry-staple twist on an Italian classic! Its great over pasta, as a dressing over falafel, or served with garlic pita bread.
You KNOW we love a good creamy pasta sauce around this homestead – I have tried so many different ways to make a thick and creamy non dairy sauce. that is restaurant-quality good!  It turns out… the secret ingredient was in my pantry all along.  This creamy tahini alfredo has an incredibly vibrant flavor and will take your pasta game to the next level!

This Tahini Alfredo Is:

  • Creamy
  • Thick
  • Bright
  • Garlicky
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Easy to double if you are cooking for a crowd!

This is sort of an Italian/Mediterranean hybrid sauce, which takes the best parts of Italian cooking (olive oil, garlic) and blends them with bright Mediterranean flavors (tahini, lemon).  The result  is a melt-in-your-mouth creamy sauce with a wonderful balance of salty/fatty/acidic flavor.

Tahini, or a paste made from sesame seeds, is something we always keep in our pantry.  Its one of the staple ingredients in hummus, so I always keep a jar on hand when I am craving a quick Instant Pot hummus!  You can normally find tahini in the Mediterranean section of your grocery store and Trader Joes has a really great inexpensive variety that we use.

Whats In this Tahini Alfredo?

  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Tahini
  • Lemon Juice
  • Almond Milk
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste (or Red Pepper Flakes if you like it hottt)

You can use this alfredo sauce as the base to build an epic pasta ight!  I love it with fresh spring veggies: asparagus, peas, and mushrooms (yum),  or it would be delish with pasta, artichokes, and falafels too.

If there ever was a “healthy” version of alfredo – this is it!  No cream, no butter,  no cheese… only plant-powered goodness!

How Do I Make Tahini Alfredo?

In a large pot, heat the olive oil on low heat.

Add the garlic and saute for 4-5 minutes on low heat until garlic begins to brown.

Add the tahini, lemon juice, and almond milk and stir into a thin sauce.

Continue to stir over low heat until sauce thickens.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over pasta, with falafel, or drizzle over a pita.

What Do I Serve with Tahini Alfredo?

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Creamy Tahini Alfredo Sauce (Vegan, Gluten Free, Pantry Staple Recipe)

This thick and creamy tahini alfredo sauce is a delicious pantry-staple twist on an Italian classic! Its great over pasta, as a dressing over falafel, or served with garlic pita bread.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil on low heat.  Add the garlic and saute for 4-5 minutes on low heat until garlic begins to brown.  Add the tahini, lemon juice, and almond milk and stir into a thin sauce.  Continue to stir over low heat until sauce thickens.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve over pasta, with falafel, or drizzle over a pita.
Keyword almond milk, Garlic, healthy alfredo, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Tahini, tahini alfredo
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