Keep a batch of Magical Tahini Dressing handy for dipping or drizzling. I have not found a food yet that it doesn't go well on. Maybe not cupcakes. MAYBE.
How to Use Your Magical Tahini Dressing
I made this tahini dressing to top some baked falafel sliders , but you don't have to follow my lead. Use it to top any salad you like.
It's also delicious drizzled over roasted veggies. I also love using it as a dip for baked tofu.
Try it on your next Buddha bowl or use it in place of the usual dressing ingredients when you're making a massaged kale salad.
You can really use this dressing anywhere your life could use a bit of bright, creamy, rich goodness. I've even used it as a sandwich spread or in place of sour cream on nachos.
The only limit is your imagination, y'all.
How to Make the Magic Happen
This dressing is seriously addictive, but you know what I love almost as much as pouring this on all of the food? It takes about five minutes to make. In the blender. BOOM.
One batch makes about ¾ of a cup, but you can double, triple, or even quadruple this recipe easily.
No matter how much you're making, you just toss everything into your blender, and puree until it's nice and smooth. Seriously, that's it!
If you don't have a high speed blender, don't worry! When it comes to creaminess, tahini is made for regular blenders. Because it's a seed butter, the hard work was done before you even cracked the jar. Even in a regular blender, this recipe comes together in about five minutes.
A Note About Tahini
Different brands of tahini vary in thickness. In fact, thickness can vary from the top to the bottom of a single jar. If your Magical Tahini Dressing is thicker or thinner than you'd like, don't worry!
For thicker dressing, add more tahini. For thinner, add more water. Easy peasy!
One thing you can do to make this recipe more consistent for yourself is stir that tahini! Tahini, like natural peanut butter, tends to separate. But sometimes it's not just oil pooling at the top.
Stir your jar of tahini well every time, and you'll have a seed butter that's much more predictable in recipes.
Magical Tahini Dressing
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- ½" piece fresh ginger
- ½ teapoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce of your choice - (or more, to taste)
- Puree all of your ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, and you’re good to go.