Dreamy Creamy Tahini Gravy – How can something so simple taste so good?!
When you want that little something to complete a meal of veggies and make it a bit more hearty – Tahini Gravy to the rescue!
I recently made this gravy or sauce for a dinner to put on top of baked sweet potatoes. I hadn’t made it for a long time and realized that I’ve been missing this delicious topping – where has my head been?!
I eat tahini a lot on toast or as a dip for bananas or a topping for simple banana bites with maple syrup. It’s such a good source of calcium since it’s made of sesame seeds – delicious and nutritious. But this gravy is purely a savory delight!
On that savory note, this Tahini Gravy is great on mashed or baked potatoes, steamed veggies, lentil loaf, nut loaf, grains, etc. It’s also really good with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and garlic added to it.
Here is the recipe for Tahini Gravy:
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch or 2 Tablespoons arrowroot
- 2 Tablespoons mild oil like sunflower
- 1/2 cup roasted tahini
Add water and soy sauce or tamari to a saucepan and bring to a boil
Mix cornstarch or arrowroot with room temperature water to form a slurry
Whisk this slurry into the boiling liquid and cook it for 1 to 2 minutes (when using cornstarch) until thick and starchy taste is removed
*When using arrowroot*, cook only until it thickens and remove from heat so it doesn't break down and get thin
Stir or whisk in oil and tahini and mix well
Serve hot on potatoes, veggies, grains, etc.