This easy savory Turmeric Tahini Dressing is really versatile. It goes well with sweet and savory flavors.
I have been mixing turmeric in my smoothies lately. It has many health benefits, including reducing inflammation.
Since I love tahini dressing, I thought I would make a Turmeric Tahini Dressing. This savory dressing has a bit of a cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast. I also added red pepper flakes for a touch of spice. Add more if you want it really spicy.
Ever since I have been making dressings instead of buying them, I have been enjoying salads so much more. There is just something about a freshly made homemade dressing that you don't get from store bought.
They are not only easy to whip up, but they also taste fresh. They have ingredients that you can actually pronounce, and you know where those ingredients came from.
This Turmeric Tahini Dressing goes well with sweet and savory flavors. I've dressed veggie salads with it as well as an avocado and berry salad, so it is really versatile.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Tahini: Adds a nutty flavor.
- Key lime juice: You could also use regular lime juice or lemon juice. I recommend fresh juice and not store-bought.
- Turmeric: Adds an earthy taste and beautiful yellow color.
- Nutritional yeast: Adds a cheesy taste. You could leave it out or use a vegan parmesan.
- Garlic: Adds a pungent flavor.
- Water: Thins out the dressing.
- Maple syrup: Adds sweetness and balances out the flavors. You could also use agave syrup, dates, or your favorite sweetener.
- Red pepper flakes: Adds a touch of spice. You could use cayenne pepper or another spice or leave it out.
- Salt and pepper: Enhances flavors and adds flavor. Add it to your tastes.
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Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Let thicken in the fridge.
This dressing recipe should last for about a week in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Store a newly bought tahini jar upside down before opening it. This will help the oils mix into itself and make it easier when you're ready to stir it.
Here tahini salad dressing is given a nutritional boost with anti-inflammatory turmeric, which is a spice that we all could benefit from.
This recipe was originally published on June 7, 2016. I've added new photos and more text.
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Turmeric Tahini Dressing
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Dressing will thicken in the fridge.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.