Barbecue tahini sauce in a glass jar sitting on a wooden surface

Barbecue Tahini Sauce

Barbecue plus tahini equals pure delicious ecstasy! The versatility of this sauce is amazing and so is the flavor. It's your next must have condiment!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue dipping sauce, creamy barbecue sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 86 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 6 tablespoons tahini (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 10 teaspoons tomato paste (3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • sea salt , to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder , optional for a small kick
  • 1/2 cup water (can use more or less depending on preferred consistency)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You can also just use a whisk or fork to mix well if you have a good quality smooth tahini.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Tahini Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Potassium 90mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.