5-Ingredient Tahini Sauce

This 5-ingredient tahini sauce is mild, yet flavorful. Not sweet, but with a subtle umami taste. It’s vegan, oil-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.

Bottle of tahini sauce with a plate of vegetables on a red cloth in the background.

Why you’ll love it

What’s not to love? This sauce is:

  • Simple
  • Quick
  • Creamy
  • Salty
  • Versatile

Ingredients

White miso paste- this will give your sauce a rich, umami flavor

Tahini- should be runny and of good quality (I like Trader Joe’s or Soom Foods)

Nutritional yeast- there really is no substitute because this will give your sauce a subtle cheese flavor

Dijon mustard- regular mustard will do if you’re in a pinch

Everything but the bagel seasoning- it’s a mix of sesame seeds (1.5 Tbsp), black sesame seeds (1.5 tsp), onion flakes (1 tsp), poppy seeds (1 tsp), garlic flakes (1/2 tsp), and salt (1/2 tsp).

Roasted shaved Brussels spouts, baked black beans, kale and cauliflower gnocchi bowl drizzled with tahini sauce.

Sauce

There’s nothing fancy about this dressing. Ok, it’s delicious! But since when does tasty food have to be complicated? Right! It doesn’t! And this simple 5-ingredient tahini sauce is proof of that. So grab your food processor and carve out 5 minutes to make this sauce.

In the bowl of a food processor, add the miso paste, runny tahini, nutritional yeast, dijon mustard, and everything but the bagel seasoning. 

Put the lid on, turn the food processor on, and drizzle in the water starting with ¼ cup and working up to ½ a cup for desired consistancy. Keep the sauce on the thicker side if you’re going to be using it as a pasta sauce or a marinade for tofu or tempeh. Thin it out a bit with extra water for drizzling over roasted vegetables, tofu scrambles, vegan omelettes, or a loaded salad. 

No matter how you use this sauce, it’s so simple and I always have the 5 ingredients lurking in my pantry. If you feel like fancy-ing it up a bit, add fresh herbs, sautéed shallots, roasted garlic…No matter what you do (or don’t do) to it, I know this 5-ingredient tahini sauce is going to take any meal to the next level. Enjoy friends!

Ingredient Health Benefits

Tahini (sesame seeds)- lignans (fight hormonally driven cancers, breast and prostate), phytosterols

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5-Ingredient Tahini Sauce

Erin
This 5-ingredient tahini sauce is mild, yet flavorful. Not sweet but with a subtle umami taste. It's vegan, oil-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup white miso paste
  • ½ cup tahini, runny
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp everything but the bagel seasoning*
  • ½ cup water

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the miso paste, runny tahini, nutritional yeast, dijon mustard, and everything but the bagel seasoning.
  • Put the lid on, turn the food processor on, and drizzle in the water starting with ¼ cup and working up to ½ a cup for desired consistancy. ½
  • Use as a salad dressing, pasta sauce, or a tofu/tempeh marinade. Drizzle over roasted vegetables or tofu scramble.

Notes

*To make your own everything but the bagel seasoning just combine: sesame seeds (1.5 Tbsp), black sesame seeds (1.5 tsp), onion flakes (1 tsp), poppy seeds (1 tsp), garlic flakes (1/2 tsp), and salt (1/2 tsp)
Keyword dijon mustard, EBTB seasoning, everything but the bagel, grilled vegetables, miso paste, mustard, nutritional yeast, roasted vegetables, tofu scramble, white miso paste

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