Creamy Tahini Pasta

tahini pasta in two bowls with sesame seeds on the side

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This is a creamy tahini pasta that is so easy and quick to make; you only need 7 ingredients and about 25 minutes total! 


Units Scale
  • 8 ounces (227 g) short twisty pasta (cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) tahini
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) plain Greek yogurt (see note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) honey
  • 3 tablespoons (44 ml) soy sauce
  • 3 green onions (see note 2)
  • 1 clove garlic


  1. Set a large pot of water to boil on the stove. While the pasta water is coming to a boil (and while the pasta is cooking), continue with the remaining steps.
  2. Thinly slice the dark green portion of the green onions, set aside. Finely chop the remaining light green and white portion of the green onions and add them to a medium bowl.
  3. Mince the garlic clove, add to the bowl with the finely chopped green onion.
  4. Add the tahini, Greek yogurt, honey, and soy sauce to the bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  5. When the pasta water begins to boil, add a generous pinch of salt and stir in the pasta. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  6. When the pasta is finished cooking, turn the heat off and carefully ladle about 1/4 cup of the pasta water into a small bowl, set aside. Drain the pasta and add it back to the pot.
  7. Add the tahini pasta sauce to the drained pasta and stir to combine. If desired, mix in 1 - 2 tablespoons (or more) of the pasta cooking water to thin the sauce.
  8. Stir in about half of the reserved thinly sliced green onion. 
  9. Plate the pasta and garnish with the remaining thinly sliced green onion, serve immediately.


For the creamiest pasta, use whole milk Greek yogurt. However, 2% yogurt would also work well.

If your green onions are very slender or small, you can use four instead of three.

Sesame seeds make a nice additional garnish. Crushed red pepper flakes would also be a nice addition if you enjoy spice.

Assuming your Greek yogurt is fresh, you can store any leftovers in the fridge, tightly covered, for 3 - 4 days. Reheat in the microwave on 50% power, stirring after every minute, until heated through. If needed, you can moisten the pasta by mixing in a splash of water.

The nutrition information below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator, and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice. See our full nutrition disclosure policy.


Keywords: tahini pasta, creamy tahini pasta, tahini pasta sauce