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How to make Tahini Dressing: 4 Ways

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

CREAMY MISO GINGER SAUCE -- made with tahini, hemp seeds, hot sauce, ginger and miso!

Today I am SO excited to be kicking off Salad Week here on SQ!

This is the first themed week that I've done on the blog (and YouTube channel), and all week long I'm going to sharing healthy, meal-sized salad recipes with you that you can make for a quick and healthy dinner or bring with you for an office lunch. The idea behind this is in part to celebrate the start of Fall, as well as the upcoming launch of the SimplyFit Fall program, all the while giving you some fresh and exciting meals that are easy to make and packed with nutrition!

I personally love having salad as a meal, but I also know that it's easy to get into a rut. So hopefully with these tasty salad recipes, you'll have some inspiration to up your salad game and find new ways to enjoy your vegetables.

We're starting Salad Week with a video and post dedicated to healthy salad dressings, specifically I'm showing you how to make tahini dressing four different ways. Because y'all know…I love me some tahini!

You'll probably recognize some of these dressings because I make them all the time, but these are my top 4 of all time. And they go with pretty much everything, so that's awesome.

The four tahini dressings we're making today are:

  • Miso Ginger
  • Maple
  • Lemon Herb
  • Vegan Ranch

How to make Tahini Dressing: 4 different ways!

And while I will be showing you how to use these dressing in four different salads over the next week, you really can use them for any combination of ingredients!

I love the Miso Ginger one with things like scallions, cabbage and broccoli. The maple one is perfect with pecans, carrots, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts. The lemon herb one goes well with sauteed mushroom, peppers, and shallots. And the ranch one? That goes with everything!

Now before I let you go, I want to give you a few tips for keeping your salads as fresh as possible if you're taking them with you to work:

  • Store your dressing and salad ingredients separately
  • If you don't have a small container to store your dressing in, use a large mason jar. Place the dressing in the bottom, then layer on your salad ingredients with the heartiest vegetables at the bottom (broccoli, carrots, peppers, etc.) and the greens, fruit, avocado, etc., at the top.
  • This is a genius method for keeping salad dressing separate
  • You can pick these mason jar lids up (I have them and they're great!)
  • Or you can try one of these little containers (perfect for dressing!)

And with that, let's get to the recipes!

How to make Tahini Dressing: 4 different ways!
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Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing

 I personally love having salad as a meal, but I also know that it's easy to get into a rut. So hopefully with these tasty salad recipes, you'll have some inspiration to up your salad game and find new ways to enjoy your vegetables.

Course Dressing
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword ginger, miso
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 98 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste
  • 1 " piece of ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha more or less to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 3 - 5 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a mason jar, starting with 3 tablespoons of water. Shake hard until everything is combined. If too thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
CREAMY MISO GINGER SAUCE -- made with tahini, hemp seeds, hot sauce, ginger and miso!
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Maple Tahini Dressing

I personally love having salad as a meal, but I also know that it's easy to get into a rut. So hopefully with these tasty salad recipes, you'll have some inspiration to up your salad game and find new ways to enjoy your vegetables.

Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword maple, tahini
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 69 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a mason jar, starting with 3 tablespoons of water. Shake hard until everything is combined. If too thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
How to make Tahini Dressing: 4 different ways!
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Lemon Herb Tahini Dressing

I personally love having salad as a meal, but I also know that it's easy to get into a rut. So hopefully with these tasty salad recipes, you'll have some inspiration to up your salad game and find new ways to enjoy your vegetables.

Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword herb, lemon
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 94 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh/dried thyme
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 - 5 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with 3 tablespoons of water. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Herb Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
how to make vegan ranch dressing with cashews
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Vegan Ranch Dressing

I personally love having salad as a meal, but I also know that it's easy to get into a rut. So hopefully with these tasty salad recipes, you'll have some inspiration to up your salad game and find new ways to enjoy your vegetables.
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword ranch, vegan, vegan ranch
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 93 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 pinches of pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, starting with 3 tablespoons of water. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. If too thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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  1. Hello! I have a question about your dressings! I make my own salad dressings all the time but just discovered tahini this week! If you add tahini to dressings, should they be refrigerated??

  2. Hi,
    I loved your salad dressing recipes. They are very healthy. However, I am from India and we dont get chives here. So needed to know, if its okay to not include chives in the vegan salad dressing recipe Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Vrishali W

  3. Just made your ginger miso dressing. It was very good but when I added a tint pinch of salt that enhanced all the flavors.

  4. Where do you get your miso paste, and what kind do you get? I can never seem to find it! Is it in a tube, or a jar, or some other packaging? All I can think of is tomato paste!

    • It’s in a tub (kind of like hummus) and I usually find it near the tofu. It’s always refrigerated! But it is sold at most grocery stores — I like to get the chickpea variety if I can!

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