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8 small bowls of tahini dressing on a discressed metal background viewed from above.
7 Variations of Creamy Tahini Dressing {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto}
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Our easy to make tahini dressing is a kitchen staple. Make up a batch at the weekend and keep it in the fridge to use all week long. Here are 7 delicious variations on the theme. Most of them are vegan and keto friendly. Just use non-dairy yoghurt to adapt the rest.  

Course: Dips and dressings
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Tahini Dressing
Servings: 4 each variation makes about a 1/3 cup
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
Ingredients
Lemon and herb tahini dressing
Yogurt tahini sauce
Japanese Miso Tahini Dressing
  • 4 tbs thick tahini dressing
  • 1 tsp sweet white miso paste
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1 tsp nori flakes (Or other dried seaweed. Chop finely)
Indian Tahini Dressing/Tahini Curry Sauce
  • 4 tbs thin tahini dressing
  • 1 tsp curry powder (Or curry paste)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili sauce (Adjust to taste)
Italian Tahini Dressing
  • 4 tbs thin tahini dressing
  • 1 tsp sundried tomato paste
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 stalk fresh basil (Finely Chopped)
Garlic Tahini Dressing
  • 4 tbs thin tahini dressing
  • 1 clove garlic (Crushed. Add more or less to taste)
Maple Tahini Dressing
  • 4 tbs thin tahini dressing
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
Lemon Tahini Dressing (with herbs)
  1. Add juice, zest and finely chopped herbs to thick tahini dressing, and stir together.

Yogurt Tahini Dressing
  1. Stir the yogurt and tahini dressing together until smooth. Adjust quantities to give the consistency you want.

Japanese Miso Tahini Dressing
  1. Mix thick tahini dressing, sweet white miso, tamari, and finely chopped nori, or other seaweed. If you want a stronger flavour, use a different style of miso. To ensure a gluten free dressing, use tamari rather than regular soy sauce.

Indian Tahini Dressing
  1. Mix thin tahini dressing, curry powder or paste, turmeric and chili sauce. Adjust the amounts to taste. If the sauce it too spicy, add some Greek yogurt.

  2. For a more mellow sauce, dry fry the curry powder and turmeric. Then allow the spices to cool before combining with the tahini.

Italian Tahini Dressing
  1. Mix thin tahini dressing, sundried tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and finely chopped fresh basil.

Garlic Tahini Dressing
  1. Add crushed garlic to thin tahini dressing. Start with one clove per 60ml of dressing, and adjust to your preference.

  2. For a more mellow garlic flavour, slowly fry the garlic in a little oil. Then allow it to cool before mixing into the tahini.

Maple Tahini Dressing
  1. Stir maple syrup into thin tahini dressing.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
7 Variations of Creamy Tahini Dressing {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.