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Tahini Soy Dressing

on February 8, 2012

This is – by far – my favorite dressing of all time.  Well…. maybe second only to ranch, but I haven’t found a good vegan ranch recipe yet, so let me rephrase to say – this is by far my favorite vegan dressing of all time.  I could just about drink this stuff.  Seriously.  Trust me when I say this isn’t just for vegans.

Tahini Dressing

Anyway, I first tasted this dressing at our local health food store, long before I was vegan.  But at $4 for 8 ounces, I was bound and determined to figure out how to make it myself, and make it I did… after oh, 10 failed experiments or so.  I made this the same day my favorite vegan blog, Epicurean Vegan, posted their Tahini Dressing, so I can’t help but be amused.  Unfortunately, since making it I’ve had oh, exactly 6 sleepless nights since then. Our poor foster son has been unable to sleep due to his cough (and his doctor says it’s just cause his teeth are coming in – right cause he had this cough for the OTHER 8 TEETH??? I don’t think so – but I digress).

Anyway, so I’m finally getting around to this – late – but not for lack of enthusiasm.  If you like soy, I STRONGLY suggest you trying this dressing.  And don’t leave out the ginger, I’m not a fan but it’s important to the overall flavor – trust me, I tried multiple times without it.

Did I mention this is my favorite dressing?  I actually make salad just to eat this dressing, not the other way around. 🙂

Tahini Dressing

For two servings (to try it, after that you’ll probably want to quadruple it):

In your favorite dressing bottle mix together
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Tahini
2 Tbsp Lemon
1 tsp ginger paste (or grated
fresh – I have not tested this with powdered)
1-3 cloves of minced garlic, depending on how much you like garlic
pinch of brown sugar or tiny squirt of of agave or honey
pinch dry mustard (to emulsify)

Shake it all up and chill for a few hours at least.  It will thicken and the flavors will meld.  It should be nice and thick and creamy.   It will separate in the fridge so shake it up each time you go to use it.

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11 responses to “Tahini Soy Dressing

  1. Aw…thanks for the plug! When you mentioned to me earlier that you use ginger, I threw some in when I made my dressing again and wow–what a fabulous difference! I also used a mixture of almond butter and tahini. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe–it looks simple with few ingredients, but with lots of flavor. 🙂

  2. I’ve been meaning to try tahini and this sounds like a great introduction to it! Thanks for posting! I’ve been trying to find delicious vegan dressings…I can’t wait to try it!

    • Izzy says:

      I really do hope you try it AND like it. I know things like this are really usually to taste, this one happens to be EXACTLY to mine. Rich and creamy and salty and tangy. Nom. Let me know what you think if you try it!

  3. Rosie says:

    Hi .. Quick question: Could you use tamari instead of soy sauce for this recipie? It looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Congrats on your 1 year Vegan B-Day. I’m a new Vegan myself and I love your blog. Great receipes! Keep up the good work. 😉

  4. This was soooo good. I just tried it, finally! and I posted about it 🙂 and since you mentioned vegan ranch, I did find a delicious recipe this week that I’ve since made twice. You can check it out here: http://www.littlehouseofveggies.com/2011/01/spicy-buffalo-chicken-wraps-with-ranch.html. I thought it was fantastic!

  5. foodashion says:

    can’t wait to try the Lemon Soy! Going to get fresh ginger now 🙂

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