The Last Sauce You'll Ever Need: Sriracha Tahini Dressing

Mmmmmm yes.

Mmmmmm yes.

Tahini sounded like a fancy foreign ingredient before I used it and realized it was just the sesame version of almond butter. AKA sesame seed butter. AKA someone ground up some sesame seeds and it made this delicious creamy spread. Now it's one of my fridge staples that I find comes up in a lot of different vegan recipes, sauces mostly, hence the inspiration for this one that I love and that I put on almost anything. (It's also a lot cheaper than almond butter.)

So this Sriracha Tahini Dressing is only 6 ingredients (I'm not counting the water) and all you do is whisk them together in a bowl:

  • tahini - about 1/2 cup
  • warm water - about 1/4 cup
  • lemon juice - like 1/2 a lemon
  • olive oil - a drizzle
  • garlic powder - 1 tsp-ish
  • salt - 1 tsp-ish
  • sriracha - to taste 😋

And you're done!

Also, sauce is definitely an art - not a science - so more or less or none or all of anything is perfect as long as you like it! (Tasting as you go always encouraged.)

Now, what does this go on? Here are a few of my favorite uses:

  • as a salad dressing (adding a tiny bit more warm water to make it thinner)
  • on roasted veggies / a Buddha bowl (it's original origin)
  • to top a (veggie) burger (or not)
  • as a sandwich spread
  • to flavor a stir fry
  • like a chip/veggie dip 

Want to put it on something besides that list? Go ahead. It goes great on everything.

Roasted Veggie Bowl with Sriracha Tahini Dressing

Roasted Veggie Bowl with Sriracha Tahini Dressing