Tahini Dressing

Tahini Dressing

Tahini Dressing

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A nutty, light vegan tahini dressing


  • tahini - 1/2 cup (120 mL)
  • olive oil - 1/2 cup (120 mL)
  • dijon mustard - 1/4 cup (60 mL)
  • maple syrup - 1/4 cup (60 mL)
  • lemon juice - 2 Tbsp. (30 mL)
  • garlic - 1-2 cloves
  • salt & pepper - to taste



  1. Add ingredients in the order listed to your Vitamix container
  2. Blend on high for 1 min or until smooth
  3. Taste and add more garlic, salt or pepper based on preference


  1. Pour on salad of your choosing
  2. Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
  3. Store in airtight container in fridge for up to one week
  4. Enjoy!

Useful tips for Tahini Dressing

To candy the walnuts without using butter (so the salad remains vegan) use:
1 cup of raw walnuts (150 g)
1/4 cup (45 g) brown sugar
1 tsp. (5 mL) salt
2 Tbsp. (30 mL) water.
Coat walnuts and then bake on a silpat mat for 15 minutes at 350 F (175 C) flipping once halfway through.
Keep them separated, they are sticky!

Candied walnuts up close.

Honeycrisp apples are our favorite for the season (plus they were developed in Minnesota!), but you can use any crisp apple or even pears (as pictured).

Chopped pears for salad with tahini dressing.