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5 from 4 votes

Tahini Pasta

This creamy tahini pasta is creamy and rich with hints of lemon and pepper for added flavor! The nutty tahini and citrusy lemon and garlic make the perfect quick and easy creamy sauce to toss over your favorite pasta. The entire dish comes together in less than 30 minutes for a great weeknight meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tahini pasta, tahini pasta sauce
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 174kcal


  • 8 oz pasta I used chickpea noodles, use a noodle that has ridges
  • ½ cup tahini use smooth runny tahini
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice approx. 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper plus more to taste
  • ⅓ - ½ cup cold water
  • Roasted red peppers optional, or other veggie
  • ½ - 1 cup reserved pasta water


  • Fill a pot of water up with water and bring to a boil for the pasta.
  • While the water is heating up, make the pasta sauce by whisking together the tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. The mixture will be slightly thick and won’t run off the end of a spoon at this point. Carefully mix in splashes of cold water and mix until the sauce is thin enough to run off the end of a spoon yet thick enough to coat the back of it. Set aside.
  • Finish cooking the pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining. Pour the pasta back into the pot and toss the noodles with the tahini pasta sauce. Add ½ cup of the reserved pasta water to help thin out the sauce and continue to toss the pasta. Add more pasta water until you have reached your desired consistency. Stir in the roasted red peppers or other veggie if desired.
  • Serve the pasta while warm with salt and pepper on top to taste and enjoy!


Storing : Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. When ready to eat, add a splash of water and heat on the stove or in the microwave. Mix with a spoon to thin out the sauce and enjoy!


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg