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Learn how to make this easy and flavorful tahini dressing. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare and it can be used on just about anything!

Mixing tahini dressing in a white bowl with a silver whisk by sweet simple vegan

I’m just going to go ahead and say it– I’ve never really been a big (plain) tahini fan…I see SO many bloggers on instagram drizzling plain tahini all over their food and it just sounds so odd to me!

For a while, I would only really only eat tahini in hummus and occasionally in dressings at restaurants (tbh I’m more of a caesar kind of gal), but it wasn’t until I visited Israel that my opinion on Tahini changed. It was the first time ever that I tried tahini that was not bitter and actually satisfying! I was confused haha but also excited because I wanted to do more research on better tahinis available to me and get creative in the kitchen with them.

Ingredients to make 5-minute tahini dressing on a wooden board by sweet simple vegan

My tahini-loving friend introduced me to this tahini brand (also available through their website), which I have been using ever since! I want also to add that even if you don’t have this tahini brand, this dressing works with all tahinis. The trick is to add a bit of sweetener + other flavors in the recipe to mask the bitterness and elevate the flavor– in this case, garlic, tamari, and mustard.

I hope that you can try this recipe out and if you are someone who hasn’t really love tahini like me, I hope that this can change your mind! If you need some ideas for recipes to pair this dressing with, we’ve got you covered:

Tahini dressing on a roasted vegetable and chickpea salad in a white bowl by sweet simple vegan

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5-Minute Tahini Dressing

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  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/3 cups or About 8 (3 tablespoon) servings
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to make this easy and flavorful tahini dressing. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare and it can be used on just about anything!


  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup water, or as needed to thin
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients except for the water and salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Add about 1/4 cup of water at a time, whisking thoroughly until smooth, until the dressing reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.


  • You can use any liquid sweetener of your choice.
  • If you want to skip the tamari or soy sauce, just be sure to add some extra salt to taste.
  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the addition of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dressings, Sides
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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