Tahini Blue Cheez Dressing

I loved blue cheese dressing, pre-vegan, and after adopting a vegan lifestyle, I tried every vegan blue cheese. While I found some I enjoy, many use oils and thickeners. I wanted to create a whole food plant based blue cheese dressing. So, we fiddled a bit with the ingredients and perfected this Tahini Blue Cheez Dressing – perfect vegan blue cheese dressing! It pairs well with salads, bowls, veggies, pizza, and buffalo cauliflower wings.

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The Tahini

Tahini is a paste or “butter” made from sesame seeds. We have tried a lot of tahini in our day and have landed on our favorite; The Mighty Sesame Company Tahini. It has the perfect flavor and ideal consistency. We often use it as a drizzle on a salad dressed with rice wine vinegar, and it is delicious.

When we lived in our Sticks & Bricks, we could find Mighty Sesame at our local Whole Foods, but through our travels, that has been inconsistent, so we keep ourselves stocked by ordering from Amazon – check out our shop!

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Tahini is unique in that when you add water; it will thicken, so we use equal parts tahini and water. If you watch this video, you will see that our dressing did not get as thick as it did in the Buffalo Walnut Salad pictured below. If you are not using Mighty Sesame Tahini, we recommend adding the tahini, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar first and then whisking in the water to your desired consistency.

Buffalo Walnut Salad with Tahini Blue Cheez Dressing

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Watch the Recipe Video

Making a Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

This whole food plant based and vegan recipe will become a staple in your kitchen. Keep it in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but if you are a daily salad eater like I am, it probably won’t last 3 days.


Tahini Blue Cheez Dressing

Creamy, flavorful and blue cheese inspired. This whole food plant based salad dressing is a "winner winner, salad bowls" for dinner kinda recipe! You'll be making it regularly!

Course: Salad
Keyword: oil free salad dressing
Ingredients
Makes about 1 cup of Tahini Blue Cheez Dressing
  • 1/2 cup water * see notes
  • 1/2 cup tahini ( we highly recommend Mighty Sesame
  • 1 teaspoon miso (preferred – white; but the red and brown will work)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Add tahini to lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, whisk in water (up to 1/2 cup*)

  2. Add miso and whisk to mix

  3. Add herbs and spices

  4. Whisk thoroughly to blend ingredients

  5. Store in airtight container

Recipe Notes

*We perfected this dressing using Mighty Sesame Tahini.  If using another tahini and dressing is too watery – reduce water to desired consistency.  


Were you a Blue Cheese Dressing lover?

I loved blue cheese, and it was one of the last non vegan things I eliminated from my diet. This oil free dressing is amazing. We make it a lot and have used it in multiple applications. Let us know if you make it. Snap a pic and tag us on Instagram and Facebook @veginspired #veginspiredfoodie

Eat More Plants!

XO,

Kathy

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