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A fantastic dressing recipe is sometimes very hard to find! Sure, you can use your usual vinaigrette or a boring bottle from the grocery store, but is that what you really want? Wouldn’t you be more satisfied with something fresh, homemade, and absolutely spoon-licking, like this delicious, vegan cilantro tahini dressing?
I don’t know about you, but I am addicted to tahini. It’s so incredibly creamy with a super sesame seed aftertaste that has you going back for more…and more! Imagine adding to that a touch of tangy, tart lemon juice, savory spices, and a tiny bit of sweet and salty flavor. Absolute heaven!
There are so many ways to use this appetizing dressing to your advantage. Our Cilantro Tahini Dressing is literally delicious on anything––and everything!
Start With Salad – A super way to use this tasty dressing is to add a few spoonfuls to your simple salad. Check out our Superhero Salad Guide for more inspiration!
Terrific Taco Topping – You’ll love how this scrumptious sauce will make your tacos and burritos 10x better. Cool dressing on warm beans is the best! Just substitute some cumin or chili spice for the ginger.
Crudite Cravings – Use as a delectable dip for your colorful carrots, crisp cucumber, and crunchy celery. Add less water when creating the recipe for a thicker consistency. Excellent choice for a hummus platter, too!
Break Out the Buddha Bowls – Give some razzle dazzle to your rice dish by drizzling some of this dressing over the top. Our Easy Vegan Pad Thai recipe or even this Vegetable Pasta dish would sparkle with a little bit of ginger-spiced sauce!
Once you make this cool and creamy sauce, you’ll be hooked––and hungry! Of course, you can always adjust the spice level to make it your own: add more or less ginger, call in some cayenne or crushed red pepper, and maybe surprise yourself with a wee bit of wasabi. But, I think you’ll fall in love (at first taste) with this fabulous dressing as is.
Cilantro Tahini Dressing
Author: Michelle Cehn & Toni Okamoto
5 from 9 votes
Adding this cilantro tahini dressing is the best way to make a brilliant Buddha bowl! This enticing dressing is cool and creamy with a slightly spicy kick that will soon become a family favorite. It's beautifully green and perfect drizzled on top of roasted veggies, rice or other grains, or salad greens.
Pour any of your leftover vegan Cilantro Tahini dressing into a mason jar with a lid and refrigerate. This dressing will easily last 3 days and, if it’s too thick after that time, just add a little bit of warm water and shake well.
A good idea to make a double (or triple!) batch so you can share it with your family (unless you’re selfish like me and eat it all yourself on numerous salads) and have enough to last the entire week. There are so many ways you can use this delicious dressing that I promise you’ll wish you had made more in the beginning!
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