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Everything Bagel Tahini Sauce

Everything bagel tahini sauce has all the punchy flavours of garlic and onion in a creamy sesame base with a sprinkle of poppy seeds.
Course Salad, Sauce
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword all seasons, garlic, poppy seeds, tahini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 (2 tablespoons of sauce—makes 1/2 cup total)
Calories 26kcal


  • ¼ cup tahini, well-stirred & runny
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • teaspoons onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup ice water, plus extra
  • sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • In a medium bowl, combine the tahini, white wine vinegar, maple syrup, onion powder, and garlic powder. Whisk this mixture until you have a thick paste. Then, slowly add the ice water in 1 tablespoon increments, whisking the sauce after each addition. Once you have a fluid, pale, and creamy consistency, you’re good! Add more cold water if necessary. Then, season the sauce with salt and pepper and stir in the poppy seeds.
  • This sauce is best after storing in the fridge for a few hours. It keeps in a sealed container in the fridge for about a week!


  • Anytime you’re making a sauce, the quality of your tahini is important. It should be super runny and not overly bitter tasting. I reliably love the Soom brand.
  • This sauce builds flavour as it sits in the fridge. It will also firm up quite a bit in the fridge. Just re-whisk it with a splash of cold water to get it to a fluid state again.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.7g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.5g