Oh, tahini: an incredibly versatile, flavorful and nutritious ingredient that can go in many more recipes than you may expect. Despite what you may think, tahini goes in so much more than just hummus. There are so many vegan recipes with tahini––desserts, dressings, entrees, sauces, and more – tahini has a place in almost every dish, and our awesome bloggers have some incredible tips for how to incorporate it into all your meals. Check out their recommended vegan recipes with tahini on our Food Monster App and check out our Blogger Tips Archives for more!

1. Desserts

Vegan Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Fudge

Image Source: Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Fudge


Did you know that you can eat tahini in desserts? This savory flavor pairs with sweetness in ways that will elevate your dessert to a whole new level, creating more dimension of flavor and a contrast and richness that will have you going back for seconds. Start off with this Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Fudge from Natalie Yonan, which incorporates a sweet tahini swirl into the awesome chocolate fudge. This Hot Cross Bundt Cake from Margaux Mouton has a tahini icing drizzled over the top that will make your taste buds sing!

One place that blondies really shine in is in blondies! The vanilla version of a brownie is the perfect place for tahini’s unique flavor. Check out Courtney West‘s Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies With Caramelized Ginger and Figs and Tahini Blondies With Blueberry Chia Jam Swirl for two amazing desserts that perfectly balance different flavors that you may not expect to go together – you’ll be so happy that you did.

2. Dressings & Sauces

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Miso Tahini Dressing

Image Source: Crispy Roasted Potatoes With Miso Tahini Dressing

Tahini makes the perfect base for creamy and delicious dressings that you can put over many different kinds of dishes, making it the perfect thing to make and keep in your fridge for whenever you need some added flavor – your meals will thank you when you have this Golden Turmeric Tahini Dressing from Brittany Mullins on hand. The only thing that can make crispy potatoes better is by making them into these Crispy Roasted Potatoes With Miso Tahini Dressing from Christina Bedetta, and you’ll never be bored by salads again when you try this Balsamic-Roasted Beets & Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing from Christine DesRoches. The addition of tahini dressing can make a simple dish taste indulgent, like this Tomato Salad With Tahini Dressing from Mary Callan!


Similarly to dressings, tahini-based sauces are a great thing to have in your recipe repertoire. The complexity of flavor that the sauce will add to your dishes will make you feel like a master chef! This Baked Tofu With Spicy Tahini Sauce from High Protein Vegan by Ginny McMeans is tofu like you’ve never tasted it before. For an interesting and delicious sauce, tahini pairs with butter beans in these Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties With a Butter Bean Tahini Sauce from Tiana Haines. Make a versatile tahini sauce that you can put on anything you like with HeeJee Lee‘s Tahini Soy Sauce!

3. Entrees

Mushroom, Tahini, and Miso Risotto

Image Source: Mushroom, Tahini, and Miso Risotto

Tahini shines in savory dinner dishes that benefit from the rich, nutty flavor that it adds to any dish. This amazingly indulgent-tasting Mushroom, Tahini, and Miso Risotto from Marta Ansaldo and Mimma Sangiorgio will be one of your new go-to dinner recipes! For another tahini grain dish, check out this Maple Tahini Couscous from Melissa Tedesco!

Make something that benefits from all the comforting flavors tahini can provide with this Green Spinach and Tahini Soup from Christine DesRoches that will also provide you with tons of nutrition! The same benefits come from these awesome Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes and Tahini Chickpea Cakes from Rawsome Superfoods by Emily von Euw!


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