Korean Tahini BBQ Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes: about

    ¾ cup

    sauce marinade
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts... And the Rest of your Life

By Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine

Published 2021

  • About

Korean BBQ sauce is tangy, sweet, and spicy like its American counterpart, but with slightly more exotic ingredients and flavors. This simple sauce is surprisingly versatile, and it can be kid-friendly if you scale back the chili paste.


  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • ¼ cup (60 g


Puree all the ingredients in a mini blender until smooth. Serve as is or thin with an additional ½ cup (120 ml) water and use as a marinade for tofu, tempeh, or portobello mushroom caps.