Chipotle Tahini

Chipotle tahini in a bowl with a spoon.

Oh hey! Just me again, sitting here with my bowl of silky smooth chipotle tahini, pouring it all over everything.

Do you remember chipotle tahini from a few months ago? Yeah, THAT chipotle tahini.

Let’s revisit it for just a second.

It is a 5-ingredient magic trick: olive oil and tahini make that impossibly creamy base, garlic and chipotles make it taste good, and a little bit of orange juice seals the deal with a little bit of sunshiney-ness.

Put the whole gang in there:

Chipotle tahini ingredients in a food processor.

And out comes chipotle tahini:

Chipotle tahini in a food processor.

What you could put this on is anyone’s guess.

But I would suggest any and all of the following:

  • roasted potatoes
  • grilled chicken
  • grilled shrimp
  • green salads
  • cold salads
  • hardboiled eggs
  • flatbread
  • grain bowls
  • raw vegetable dippers
  • French fries just sayin

It’s slightly thick, slightly sweet, smokey, and has that rich, semi-fancy tahini flavor to make you feel all grown up about your life.

Chipotle tahini bowl.

Check Out Our Video How For How To Make Chipotle Tahini:

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Chipotle Tahini

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (6 servings of 1/4 cup each)


This Chipotle Tahini is MAGIC. A creamy tahini base, blended up with garlic and chipotles, and finished with a little orange juice for some sweetness. The best!


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 12 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 small clove of garlic 
  • juice of 1 orange (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Blend all the sauce ingredients together in a small blender or food processor until  smooth and creamy.
  2. Dip, dunk, drizzle, and be utterly amazed.


VEGAN: No adaptation needed.

GLUTEN FREE: No adaptations needed.


KEEP IN THE FRIDGE: About 1 week.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: chipotle tahini, chipotle sauce, tahini sauce

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