Tahini Miso Sauce

Tahini Miso Sauce

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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I've been eating more and more fermented foods lately and miso paste was the next thing I needed to try. Miso is a fairly well known fermented soy product, however, I'd never cooked with it myself. I watched an informative nutritionfacts.org video on the health properties of miso soup (link below) and then went out to buy some. I wasn't sure what to do with it. I guess I should have made the miso soup but I figured I could probably try to mix it with tahini and try that out first. I googled miso tahini and sure enough there was a delicious recipe on the Whole Foods Market website. I wasn't terribly excited about their addition of orange rind and dried parsley so I created my own version of their recipe. This sauce tasted GREAT poured over some steamed veggies and brown rice!


  • 1/4 c water, more to taste
  • 1 tbsp light miso
  • 1/4 c tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. In a small bowl combine tahini and miso paste and stir until the two are combined and smooth.
  2. Peel garlic and minced into tiny pieces, add to tahini miso paste.
  3. Add water and lemon juice. Stir until a thick sauce has formed.
  4. Sauce is ready to be poured over vegetables, rice, and beans!

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