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A must have recipe to have on hand, this vegan tahini dressing with garlic and lemon is perfect on salads, as a dip, and my favorite way to use it is on top of buddha bowls! Make a large batch and slather it all over your favorite veggies!
If you’re in need of a creamy dressing or sauce to amp up the flavors of your plant-based meal, look no further! This vegan tahini dressing pretty much makes anything taste amazing! It’s like sprinkling fairy dust on your food. You’re transported to a dream land of intermingling flavors. If you’re not a big fan of kale, pour a little of this tahini dressing on top, and it will become your favorite food.
I can’t get enough of it which is why I make a double batch and keep it on hand to use all week long. I pour it over steamed veggies. Use it as a dip with raw veggies. Drizzle it on top of my buddha bowls. Spread it on a toasted bun with my favorite vegan black bean quinoa burger. Us it as dressing for my wrap sandwiches. I could put this on virtually anything and be happy.
Why You’ll Love this Vegan Tahini Dressing with Garlic and Lemon
Smooth and creamy consistency
Slightly sweet and tangy
Goes well on everything, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, raw veggies, buddha bowls, steamed and roasted vegetables, the options are endless!
Not too spicy, the kids will love it too!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Vegan Tahini Dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup water
Tools and Equipment You’ll Need
You can either whisk the ingredients together in a large bowl, or use your food processor. I prefer using my food processor because I get a nice creamy consistency with less elbow grease!
How to Make Vegan Tahini Dressing – Step by Step
Step 1: Combine tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, soy sauce, and garlic in a food processor or whisk together in a large bowl.
Step 2: Slowly add water to thin the dressing. Add 1 tbsp more if needed. Different tahini pastes can have a slightly different consistency. Add less or more water depending on the consistency you prefer.
Tips for Making Vegan Tahini Dressing
Tahini paste can have a different consistency depending on the brand you purchase. When first opening your tahini the oil will have risen to the top. Stir oil into the tahini paste get an even texture. It’s similar to stirring other nut butters when you first open them.
If your tahini dressing is too thick after adding the water, slowly add 1 tbsp of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Slowly add the 1/4 cup of water as you may not need all of it depending on the consistency of your tahini paste.
I like Pepperwood Organic Farm Tahini.
To make this dressing gluten free eliminate the soy sauce and use 1/4 tsp salt.
What is tahini made of?
Tahini is made from sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are soaked in water. The bran from the seed separates from the kernel. The kernel is then toasted and ground into a paste. Tahini is used in many mediterranean dishes such as hummus.
Is vegan tahini dressing healthy?
Whole Food Plant-Based Ingredients-Sesame seeds contain natural oils. This tahini dressing doesn’t add any additional processed oil of any kind. All ingredients are plant-based and natural. No preservatives added. The lemon in the dressing acts as a natural preservative.
Healthy Fats-Sesame contains natural “good” polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat which some studies have shown to lower cholesterol.
High in Fiber-Sesame seeds are a good source of fiber. Fiber is essential
High in Protein-Drizzling this sauce on your veggies adds a little extra protein to your dish. There are 5 grams of protein per 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds. One serving of this dressing adds 2 grams of protein.
What does tahini dressing taste like?
Tahini has a natural sweetness. Lemon gives it a bit of tang. The soy sauce adds a bit of salt, and the maple syrup melds the flavors together to create a spectacular sauce that goes well with everything!
What do you put vegan tahini dressing on?
- Vegan Burgers
- Wraps and Sandwiches
- Steamed or Raw Veggies
- Buddha Bowls
- Rice or Quinoa
- Mediterranean Cuisine
Check out these other vegan sauce recipes!
Favorite Homemade Hummus by The Simple Veganista
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Vegan Tahini Dressing
- food processor
- 1/2 cup tahini paste
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup water
- Combine tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, soy sauce, and garlic in a food processor or whisk together in a large bowl.
- Slowly add water to thin the dressing. Add 1 tbsp more if needed. Different tahini pastes can have a slightly different consistency. Add less or more water depending on the consistency you prefer.