If you're looking for a homemade salad dressing that is so good you could almost drink it from the bottle, then you need to make my Miso Tahini Dressing! This creamy dressing is the perfect balance of savoury, nutty and umami flavors. A luscious blend of miso paste, tahini, avocado oil, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar, use this tahini miso dressing for Asian style salads, drizzling over buddha bowls or a grain bowl and Asian-inspired dishes.
Throw this delicious sauce together in a matter of minutes and elevate your favourite salads or use to marinade salmon or chicken. If you love this recipe then you might also like to try my Asian Salad Dressing, which is equally as delicious.
What't to Love About My Miso Tahini Dressing Recipe
I'm a big lover of homemade salad dressings and have created so many delicious recipes that you will absolutely love (like my Chili Lime Dressing, Ginger Citrus Dressing and my Honey Lime Dressing). My Miso Tahini Dressing seriously knocks it out of the park. It's a can't stop dipping my finger in, almost want to drink it from the bowl kind of delicious.
- this dressing is filled with umami flavor, perfect for Asian-inspired recipes.
- my miso tahini dressing is gluten free and refined sugar free.
- it is quick and easy to make and great to meal prep for the weeks meals.
- miso is a fermented food that is filled with health benefits.
Make this healthy dressing using just a handful of ingredients. Below are some notes on the ingredients in this recipe. A full list of ingredient quantities are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- white miso paste - If you haven't heard of Miso before, it is a fermented soybean paste with an incredible flavor. You can buy it in a plastic tub from a whole foods market or Asian grocery store. Being a fermented product, it contains beneficial gut bacteria and is often used in vegan recipes due to containing essential amino acids (protein).
- tamari - tamari has a very similar flavour profile to soy sauce, however it is gluten free, which is why I prefer to use it.
- hulled tahini - tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Hulled tahini is tahini that has had the outer hull removed. Use a good tahini in the recipe as it is one of the star ingredients.
- apple cider vinegar - apple cider vinegar is also a fermented product, which provides good bacteria that is beneficial to the gut.
- white miso paste - you can also use yellow miso or red miso. Red miso has a much stronger flavour than the white or yellow miso pastes.
- tamari - if you're not gluten intolerant then you can use regular soy sauce. You could also use coconut aminos in place of tamari.
- tahini - you can use unhulled tahini in place of hulled if you prefer. You could also swap the tahini for sunflower seed butter, almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter.
- avocado oil - you can use extra virgin olive oil or macadamia oil in place of avocado oil.
- fresh garlic - garlic adds a beautiful flavor to this miso tahini sauce. You can swap for fresh ginger if desired.
- apple cider vinegar - a combination of rice vinegar and lemon juice can be used in place of apple cider vinegar - I haven't tested the dressing using these ingredients so it may not work.
- pure maple syrup - maple syrup can be swapped for honey. If swapping for honey start with one tablespoon and taste test before adding more as honey is sweeter than maple syrup.
How to Make Delicious Miso Tahini Dressing
To make this dressing first add the warm water, creamy tahini, minced garlic and miso paste to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine until smooth.
Next add in the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, avocado oil, tahini and whisk until smooth and creamy. If you would like a thinner consistency you can add a little more water and whisk until smooth and creamy.
Store this easy miso tahini dressing in a glass jar with a lid firmly fixed on or a glass airtight container, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- drizzle over kale salad or your favourite salad.
- use to marinade chicken or salmon steaks.
- drizzle over roasted sweet potatoes for a delicious side dish.
- serve over poke bowls or grain bowls.
Tahini is a sesame seed paste originating from the Middle East. It is highly nutritious and contains plant-based protein. Tahini is perfect to make creamy dressings with, for dips like hummus, and for a range of other dishes.
Miso is a flavorsome paste made from fermenting soy beans, originating from Japan. It is known for its umami flavor and has many health benefits.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Garlic mincer
- 1 tablespoon white miso paste
- ¼ cup tahini hulled
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon tamari
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- Add the minced garlic, tahini, miso paste and water to a medium sized bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Next add the tamari, maple syrup, avocado oil and apple cider vinegar. Whisk until smooth and creamy.
- Store in a glass airtight container or in a glass jar with the lid firmly fixed on, in the fridge for up to two weeks.
- toss through salads.
- drizzle over poke bowls or grain bowls.
- use to marinade chicken or salmon.
- drizzle over roasted or steamed vegetables.
how to omit the use of oil??
I'm sure you can make it without oil, I would have to retest the recipe to give you exact measurements though.