Five Minute Vegan Tahini Herb Dressing

vegan tahini herb sauce in a bowl

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Five minute vegan tahini herb dressing - for those days when you need a little extra something that will elevate your dinner from average to .. whoa!

The real reason why I am sharing this easy tahini herb dressing is in preparation for a delicious veggie bowl that I will be sharing on Thursday.

This sauce + that veggie bowl = veghead dreams come true.

a mixed vegetable bowl with vegan tahini sauce poured on top


But you'll have to wait for that bowl because today is all about this vegan tahini herb sauce.

And you don't need a veggie bowl to enjoy it... you can drizzle it on your burritos, tacos, nachos, fries, or even on a salad. The possibilities are endless.

Let's talk ingredients: 

  • we're using cashews for that super creamy base.. I use a vitamix and don't soak my cashews, but if your blender is not very powerful I'd soak them for 30 minutes so that it can be super creamy.
  • tahini, for that tasty nutty flavor. Tahini is just sesame seeds that have been ground down into a nut butter. Always check ingredients - it should only say sesame seeds!
  • garlic, because garlic make everything taste better (except dessert, maybe.)
  • white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar for a tiny bit of acidity
  • and any fresh green herb of your choice - cilantro, parsley, dill.


vegan tahini herb sauce served in a dish

Want to see more vegan dressing, sauces and dip recipes?

If you're a cilantro fan, you'll love this cilantro garlic sauce... but if you're looking for something more cheezy, check out this chipotle nacho cheeze sauce.


with love + gratitude,

Jen ♥


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Five Minute Vegan Tahini Herb Sauce (oil free)

  • Author: Jen
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup sauce 1x


Quick and easy oil free tahini herb sauce that you can make in less than five minutes. Perfect sauce to use as a topping for your favorite veggie bowls, burritos, tacos, fries… the possibilities are endless with this one.


  • 1/2 cup of cashews (84g)*
  • 1/2 cup of water (105g)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini butter (21g)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (10g) (apple cider works, too!)
  • 1 small garlic clove (6g)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of himalayan salt
  • a handful of cilantro or parsley (pulse in last)


  1. Add all ingredients to your blender and mix until smooth. Pulse in the green herbs last.
  2. Serve as a sauce on top of your favorite veggie bowls, burritos, tacos, ect.


  • I use a vitamix blender and therefore don’t really need to soak my cashews, but if your blender isn’t very powerful it’s best to soak for at least 30 minutes for ultimate creaminess.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes

Keywords: vegan sauce, tahini, garlic, sauce, cashews, dip, veggie bowl sauce,

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About Jen

A former registered nurse turned stay-at-home-mama, yoga teacher, and holistic health + wellness enthusiast. I share my homemade healthy recipes + natural living content to help women and moms live healthier and happier lives.


  1. Tracey on September 23, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I didn’t have parsley so I added some basil to the dressing and it was delicious! How long will this stay fresh in the refrigerator?
    Love your blog!

    • Jen on September 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Tracey! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Basil sounds like a fantastic option – I’ll have to try it this way next time. I like to keep my sauces/dressings in an airtight container in the fridge, and they will usually last anywhere from 2 to 4 days… sometimes they last longer and other times they spoil really quickly 🙁 .. but the magic number is somewhere in between that. If you need it to last for a longer time (for meal prepping for example) you can try freezing it – I haven’t tried it yet, but it should work and that will help keep the dressing fresh.

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