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Spicy Miso Tahini Sauce

by jenny sansouci on February 8, 2012

I’m a sauce person. Always have been. In my opinion, a great sauce can totally bring a meal to life. When I come across a great sauce at a restaurant, I always try to re-create it. (One of my all-time favorites? This cilantro garlic sauce).

Last night, I was having dinner at Souen last night with 2 of my roommates from when I lived in Australia a few years back. One of them ordered the squash tofu entree, and I remembered how delicious their miso-tahini sauce is.

I created a miso-tahini sauce that’s way too good to keep to myself. It’s not the same as Souen’s, but it’s incredibly awesome. Creamy, savory, a hint of sweetness – oh man!!! It’s good!

Spicy Miso-Tahini Sauce

  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp white miso
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth!

Add more red pepper flakes to the top of the sauce, just to make it pretty.

This sauce is awesome for all kinds of dishes – ESPECIALLY roasted veggies. For instance….maybe brussels sprouts? 😉 I know. It’s completely and utterly genius.

Go on! Make it. Love it.


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

jason adams February 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

looks tasty! 🙂 you are amazing!! <3


jess February 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

so happy that my order inspired you:) i definitely plan to try out your recipe! can’t wait for our next aussie reunion! xoxo


ali February 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

looks delicious! love a good sauce!


Mo January 14, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Is the white miso the same as white miso paste? Thanks!


jenny sansouci January 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm



Brema March 18, 2015 at 6:36 pm

This sauce is amazing! We make a tempeh pasta dish with it and just add a few veggies, it’s so good. Thanks for sharing.


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