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A white bowl filled with pasta in a creamy sauce.
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Tahini Pasta

This vegan tahini pasta is creamy, delicious, and so easy to make for a quick, plant-based dinner or lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, plant-based, vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 315kcal


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup cooking water from the pasta
  • The juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove (chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 pounds gluten-free pasta (approximately 340 grams)
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh basil or parsley


  • Begin cooking the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, add the tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper to a bowl and mix well.
  • When the pasta is almost done cooking, remove 1/2 cup of the cooking water, add it to the bowl with the tahini mixture, then whisk well.
  • Once the pasta is cooked and drained, pour the tahini sauce over the pasta and mix to coat the pasta evenly with sauce.
  • Garnish with some chopped fresh basil or parsley (optional).
  • Makes 6 servings of tahini pasta.


  • When the pasta is almost finished cooking, remember to reserve some cooking water before draining the pasta.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg