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12 Tantalizing Tahini Recipes

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These three dressings are quick, delicious, and easy to make.

Quick Tahini Dressing in a Jar
great for traveling!

1/2 cup tahini
2/3 cup water
2 tsp. tamari or substitute
1 tsp. nutritional yeast (optional)

Place all ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously or use a blender and give it a whirl.


If you want a bit more tang to your dressing, try this citrus variety.

Lemon Tahini Dressing
yields 2 cups

1 cup water
3/4 cup tahini
4–5 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp. tamari or substitute
1 large clove garlic
cayenne or fresh herbs (optional)

In a blender, blend all ingredients until creamy smooth.


This dressing is a creamy classic.

House Dressing
yields 3 cups

3/4 cup water
1/4–1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup tahini
2/3 cup tofu, rinsed and drained
2 1/2 Tbsp. tamari or substitute
3 Tbsp. mustard (stoneground)
1 1/4 tsp. salt-free herb seasoning (such as Herbamare’s salt free version)
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp. herb seasoning (such as Herbamare)

Next: Two delectable tahini dips

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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5:59AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thank you Alisa, for Sharing this!

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Very tasty and satisfying!

12:55PM PDT on May 5, 2012

Yum, thanks!

1:24PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Sounds delicious..hopefully I'll make some of that soon

12:54PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

The fudge recipe looks really interesting and the soups look delicious! I've loved Tahini since I first had it at Hebrew School with Falafel when I was in first grade (that was a looong time ago!). Thanks for the recipes!

9:40AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

These sound delicious!

3:34AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

I enjoy my Tachina with a bit of water and freshly sqweezed lemon on a rice cake with garlic, don't care for complicated multi ingredient recipes.

3:16AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Lovely recipes !

9:00PM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

yum...veg recipes...thanks!

5:48AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

This is fabulous and very useful to me. Thankyou for keeping the page numbers down.

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