Tangy tahini salad dressing or dip makes any salad shine, and is delicious on steamed, roasted, sautéed, or grilled vegetables as a sauce, too.
This is hands-down my personal favorite salad dressing or dip. It makes even the simplest salad shine, and can be used as a sauce for all kinds of cooked vegetable dishes as well — steamed, roasted, or sautéed. And it’s absolutely delicious on grilled vegetables, including eggplant and squashes.
As a dip: this is delicious served with all kinds of cut raw vegetables — carrots, bell peppers, celery, turnips, cauliflower, broccoli — whatever you have on hand. You can use it as a dip for pita chips, potato chips, tortilla chips, and other crunchy carbs.
With falafel: And of course, this is an ideal dressing to serve with falafel and other mezze platter favorites.
Drizzle on roasted vegetable dishes: Here’s a simple sweet potato and kale combo. Tahini dressing takes them from tasty to incredible.
Use as a topping for stuffed baked potatoes or sweet potatoes: Simply drizzle generously on your grain-and-veggie stuffed spuds.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup sesame tahini (see note)
- 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon, to taste (2 to 4 tablespoons)
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- Pinch of salt
Optional (use any or all)
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced and sautéed in olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- Dried hot red pepper flakes
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
- If you intend to use as a dressing for raw or cooked vegetables and the consistency seems too thick, whisk in a tablespoon of water at a time until you get the consistency you like — this will vary according to the consistency of the tahini. In fact, if your tahini is on the dry side, you might need to blend the ingredients in a food processor.
- Transfer any of the tahini dressing that’s not used at once to a small lidded container or jar, where it will keep well in the refrigerator for several days (if you can resist it for that long!).
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