How to Make a Miso Tahini Dressing

This delicious Miso Tahini Dressing is my go-to recipe when I want to enjoy a meal of simple steamed veggies bowl.

If you have never had this super delicious miso tahini dressing, you have been missing out!

We have all heard about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

For me, this is not a hard sell at all since I love pretty much all veggies.

Sometimes, I am in the mood to create or make a more elaborate recipe to bring out all the natural flavors.  Other times, I need something quick and easy.  Especially when it’s just for one person it really needs to be fast and simple.

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Delicious Miso Tahini Dressing

The ingredients

Enter this delicious Miso Tahini Dressing or Sauce.  It combines the 5 different tastes – I could just eat it straight out of the jar, no veggies needed 😜.  But seriously, this recipes has a tangy, sweet-sour, deep creamy taste that goes with pretty much anything.  For this creation, I blend up tahini, miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, ginger, honey, and garlic.  A high-speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec is the ideal choice here but any good blender will do.

For a satisfying meal, I steam up whatever veggies I can find.  Most often I use sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, kale and/or spinach.  First I steam the harder veggies that I cut into small chunks (the hungrier I am the smaller the chunks …).  Later, I add the more delicate ones later and steam them in my steamer basket until soft.

Best ways to use this Miso Tahini Dressing 

In the meantime, I like to cut up some avocado and add it to my bowl with a good helping of sauerkraut or kimchi .  I pile the steamed veggies into the bowl as well and pour the miso tahini dressing over everything.  When I am in the mood, I might add a small helping of protein. That can be a piece of chicken or salmon, canned sardines, or tempeh. For extra crunch, I like to sprinkle hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds on top.

Because the miso tahini dressing combines so many different flavors, it not only goes with pretty much any vegetable but actually pulls all the flavors together.  Extra benefit: miso provides a nice helping of gut-friendly bacteria!

Delicious Miso Tahini Dressing Ginger

This Miso Tahini Dressing is so delicious that I never tire of it and neither does my family.  We call it “the secret sauce” – because it tastes so good that it feels like it might be a secret worth keeping.

Miso Tahini Dressing
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Delicious Miso Tahini Dressing/Sauce

This delicious Miso Tahini Dressing/Sauce is my go-to recipe when I want to enjoy a meal of simple steamed veggies and possibly some meat on the side.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 113kcal
Cost: $3.50


  • high-speed blender or mixer


  • 2 TBSP Miso
  • 2 TBSP Tahini
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1 TBSP ginger
  • 1 clove garlic


  • Coarsely chop ginger and garlic.
  • Put all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until well combined.
  • Use immediately or keep in a glass jar in the refrigerator for about one week. 
  • Makes about 1 cup.  


Miso:  I like to use chickpea miso but any yellow, mellow miso will work here
Honey: you could also use maple syrup or stevia 
Rice vinegar: you might be able to use apple cider vinegar but may have to slightly increase sweetener


Calories: 113kcal
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Delicious Miso Tahini Dressing Ginger

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How are you using this miso tahini sauce?  With what creative combinations are you coming up?  Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Hi Anja. What a wonderful flavor. I measured everything, & used an immersion blender to combine, but mine came out very thick, spoonable creamy. I had hoped for a more pourable consistency for salad dressing. I thinned it some with some liquid from a can of garbanzo beans, like you do to thin homemade hummus a bit and I also added juice from a 1/2 of lemon. Still very thick. Any suggestions on what else I could thin it with? I don’t really want to add more oil or vinegar. Thanks for this very nice “secret sauce” recipe. Love all the things that you share.

    1. Hi Sue, you could add a bit of water, whey or lemon juice. Or use a tad less tahini (which is what will thicken your dressing) ~ Anja

  2. Looks delicious! My fiancé would love this dressing and it looks so easy to make. Will try it soon. Thank you for sharing a great recipe.

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