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7 Variations of Creamy Tahini Dressing {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto}

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.  
Servings: 4 each variation makes about a 1/3 cup
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins


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


Lemon Tahini Dressing (with herbs)

  • Add juice, zest and finely chopped herbs to thick tahini dressing, and stir together.

Yogurt Tahini Dressing

  • Stir the yogurt and tahini dressing together until smooth. Adjust quantities to give the consistency you want.

Japanese Miso Tahini Dressing

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Mix thin tahini dressing, sundried tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and finely chopped fresh basil.

Garlic Tahini Dressing

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

  • Stir maple syrup into thin tahini dressing.


Nutritional Information
  • This recipe is 1 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 47mg | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dips and dressings
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Tahini Dressing