Easy Tahini Dressing

This tasty tahini dressing recipe takes 2 minutes to whisk up and works on anything! Drizzle on salads, bowl meals, and more.

Tahini sauce

Want a quick and easy creamy dressing? Look no further than this beyond easy Tahini Dressing recipe! Now, here’s a little secret. I’m lazy when it comes to sauces. The less I have to whip out a blender, the better. So here’s a tahini dressing that requires no juicing of lemons and no blender. Yep, you can whisk it up in just 2 minutes! It makes a huge pop of flavor: a little tamari and grated ginger make it taste irresistibly savory and fresh. Use it for drizzling on salads, rice bowls, veggies: anything goes here!

Ingredients in this tahini dressing recipe

This tahini dressing is an all-purpose dressing that works with a variety of flavors. While our Best Tahini Sauce has lemon juice and a strong Mediterranean vibe, this tahini dressing works with anything. While the ingredients might suggest it tastes Asian in style, the blend with tahini makes it a fusion that tastes overall…well, irresistible! You can really use it on anything. Here’s what you need for this tasty dressing:

  • Tahini
  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • White wine vinegar
  • Maple syrup (or honey or sugar)
  • Garlic powder
  • Finely grated ginger (microplane or fine grater)

What makes it great? No blender, pantry ingredients

Some tahini dressing recipes require a blender, which to me is often the last thing I want to pull out when the kitchen is already a mess. Many tahini dressing recipes also require lemon: which is wonderful flavor-wise, but sometimes we run out. This recipe is so easy because you can make it with all pantry ingredients!

Tahini sauce

Some tips on fresh ginger root

The one exception on pantry ingredients? Fresh ginger root: but it does count as a fridge ingredient! Fresh ginger root is good for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Grab a bunch in the produce section and store it in your produce drawer.

If you don’t happen to have fresh ginger on hand, you can leave it out here. But it really rounds out the flavor! The best way to peel fresh ginger root is with a spoon! Peel it, then grate it very finely using a microplane or the holes on a fine grater. It’s worth the flavor difference: we promise!

Tahini dressing storage info

How long can you store homemade tahini dressing? Well, tahini itself lasts up to 6 months refrigerated. So technically you could store this dressing for that long. However, we recommend that you store it in a covered jar for up to 1 month. You’ll probably use it up faster than that! Speaking of…

How to serve this tahini dressing recipe

What’s the best way to serve this tahini dressing recipe? You can serve it as a tahini salad dressing, or get more creative as a vegan sauce for bowl meals and other salads. Here are some of our favorite ways to serve it:

Easy tahini sauce

What is tahini, anyway?

Tahini is a paste made of sesame seeds. It’s typically used in Middle Eastern or Mediterranean-style dishes. Since it’s simply made of sesame seeds and salt, tahini is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, Paleo, keto, and Whole 30 friendly. It’s perfect for making tahini salad dressings, creamy sauces for sandwiches, desserts like cookies and cakes. It’s also great as a replacement for peanut butter for peanut allergies. Speaking of how to use it…

Tahini recipes

What else can you do with tahini? So many things! We’ve got lots of ideas for more tahini recipes to use up your jar:

This tahini dressing recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Tahini sauce

Easy Tahini Dressing (in 2 Minutes!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This tasty tahini dressing recipe takes 2 minutes to whisk up and works on anything! Drizzle on salads, bowl meals, and more. 


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (or coconut aminos)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger (peel with a spoon, then use microplane or fine grater)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons warm water

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all ingredients, adding enough warm water to get it to come to a creamy consistency. Store up to 1 month refrigerated. 
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: Salad Dressing

Keywords: Tahini dressing, Tahini dressing recipe

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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