This Tahini Mustard Dressing is wonderful over a buddha bowl, a salad, falafel and roasted vegetables. It’s creaminess and just the perfect amount of tang elevates flavour and is our go-to for a saucy topper.
Sauces and dressing have a perfect way of adding flavour and bringing dishes together. They just have a way of making good food even better! The best part is that they are often quick and easy to prepare while the rest of the meal is cooking. We keep this simple tahini mustard dressing, or some version of it, in our fridge so that it’s always on hand.
Use a Good Quality Tahini
It is important to use a good quality, light coloured tahini because some tahini made with darker sesame seeds can taste bitter. One brand that we like and can find locally at Organic Garage is the Kevala brand. It is a perfect consistency for this Tahini Mustard Dressing. It is important not to confuse tahini with sesame paste. While each is made with sesame seeds, tahini is made using raw seeds and sesame paste is made from toasted seeds and is typically thicker. Use tahini and not sesame paste for this recipe.
Great for Buddha Bowls and Roasted Vegetables
Tahini Mustard Dressing is a perfect sauce to bring together your favourite buddha bowls full of grains, beans, greens, and veggies. For a simple buddha bowl, fill a quarter of your bowl with brown rice, quinoa, barley or farrow. Fill the next quarter with cooked beans such as seasoned chickpeas, black beans or pinto beans. The third quarter should include greens such as kale, spinach or mixed greens. Fill the last quarter with a combination of raw or roasted vegetables. We love roasted squash, sweet potato, mushrooms and onions. We also often include cut-up cucumber. Top it all off with this delicious Tahini Mustard Dressing for a healthy and nutritious meal. Check out this Basic Buddha Bowl for a Grounding Meal for some great tips and a delicious dinner. We’ve included another even simpler tahini dressing with that recipe!
Tahini Dressing Uses
Using tahini dressing for buddha bowls is perfect, but there are lots of other uses for it to give you reason enough to mix it up today and keep it ready in the fridge.
- Kale Salad You can sub this Tahini Mustard Dressing in for the dressing used in this Kale and Avocado Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing. It’s just as delicious and ready to go when you have it on hand.
- Roasted Vegetables A tahini dressing is a great way to enhance the savoury deliciousness that roasted vegetables always bring to the table.
- Raw Vegetables It is important to enjoy raw vegetables in addition to their cooked version and this dressing is a perfect dipping sauce to add flavour.
- Falafel and other Similar Patties This dressing would accompany these White Bean Artichoke Patties and likely cause you to eat them all!
We’re sure you’re figured out that there’s really no end to what you can use this tahini dressing for. Just make some and enjoy!
This Spicy Cashew Avocado Mayo is another great condiment for a buddha bowl. It’s also a dipper for some sweet potato wedges. It also goes perfectly with our Báhn Mì Inspired Bowl for a great asian flavour. Try out this Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce for dressing these Asian Lentil Balls. You won’t be disappointed, we promise.
Let us know how you used your Tahini Mustard Dressing. We’re always grateful for your feedback. It’s all about sharing great ideas! Leave a comment and a rating. Don’t forget to show us a photo by tagging us @plantedandpicked on Instagram and hashtagging it #plantedandpicked. Always be saucy!
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 tsp garlic minced
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- ½ cup tahini
- 6 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 3 tbsp filtered ice water
- Using a blender will result in the creamiest consistency as garlic is pulverized into the dressing. Alternatively, the dressing can be whisked in a bowl or shaken in a preserving jar.
- Measure red wine vinegar and lemon juice into a blender and add minced garlic. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes to allow garlic to mellow slightly.
- Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Serve over buddha bowls, green salads or roasted vegetables.
Hand Mixing Instructions
- Measure red wine vinegar and lemon juice into a medium sized mixing bowl and add minced garlic. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes to allow garlic to mellow slightly.
- Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Serve over buddha bowls, green salads or roasted vegetables.