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There is a stream of salted tahini sauce pouring over ice cream in a bowl.

Salted Tahini Caramel

This quick & easy salted tahini caramel sauce is one of my favorite plant-based pantry recipes. Done within 2 minutes, no cook and fully vegan and dairy-free. Use over ice cream, brownies, in oatmeals and so much more. Loaded with a nice sweet nutty flavor and makes for a healthy twist on the classic caramel sauce.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time2 mins
Servings 0.6 cup


  • cup maple syrup
  • cup tahini - pourable consistency
  • pinch of kosher salt - to taste


  • In a medium bowl, simply combine all the ingredients and whisk well until uniform. Taste and add as much kosher salt as you want.
  • Use right away over ice cream, in oatmeals, over smoothie bowls or even lattes, etc. This tahini caramel is especially delicious drizzled over brownies! Transfer to an air-tight container for storage. Keep in the pantry for up to 7 days. Transfer to the fridge for longer storage (will thicken as it cools down).



  • If you are using a thicker tahini, then you might need to add more maple syrup to loosen up its texture.
  • I know maple syrup is kinda expensive, but I believe that agave nectar would work too instead. Just start with a little less and adjust the amount as needed (maple syrup and agave don't have the exact same consistency).
  • Flavor the tahini caramel by adding cinnamon, cardamom or vanilla extract.