5-Minute Miso Tahini Sauce (Vegan)
This creamy, “cheesy,” and delicious miso tahini sauce is made with just 6 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make! It’s a healthy vegan sauce that’s perfect for pastas, grain bowls, and more!
Creamy sauces, but without the cream – one of my all time favourite things to make and eat ;).
This vegan miso tahini sauce is a dream and SO easy to make! The other day I posted a simple pasta bowl with tahini sauce on my Instagram Stories and everyone went nuts.
The recipe wasn’t quite right though, but then I tried making it with MISO PASTE (rather than ACV like I tried last time) and it turned out soo, so good!
The nutrition profile of this sauce is super impressive, too. It’s made with nutrient-rich foods like tahini, miso, and nutritional yeast. Keep reading to learn more about the health benefits of these simple ingredients.
This multipurpose sauce tastes excellent with many different foods, like pasta, veggies, or grain bowls.
It’s an awesome “meal component” to add to your weekly meal prep, enabling you to add flavour and nutrition to a variety of different meals. I’d love to know what you end up pairing it with!
Want more sauce recipes? Check out my roundup of healthy homemade sauces + dressings for more ideas!
How To Make Tahini Sauce
This vegan sauce is super easy to make! All you need is 6-ingredients, 5-minutes, and 1 food processor.
If you don’t own a food processor, you can whisk this sauce together in a bowl. The only difference is that it might not be quite as smooth, but it’ll still taste good ;).
To make, simply add the following ingredients into a food processor:
Blend until smooth and taste sauce. Adjust flavour if needed, adding a little salt or pepper as desired. If you’d like the consistency of the sauce to be thinner, you can add a splash more water.
And that’s it! Beyond easy, right?
Mini Food Processor
I love this mini food processor to make sauces in! It’s more affordable and takes up way less space than a full-sized food processor. An excellent option for smaller recipes!
What To Eat With Tahini Sauce
Now that your sauce is made, it’s time to decide what to eat it with.
My personal fave? Stirring it into some freshly made pasta – it gets soo warm and creamy and delicious. Kind of like a healthier mac and cheese. You really can’t go wrong here haha.
- drizzle this sauce over some roasted veggies
- add to a grain bowl
- use as a salad dressing
- use as a dip or drizzle for a wrap
Let me know in the comments what you end up eating this sauce with. I’m always looking for new ideas!
How To Store Miso Tahini Sauce
Any leftover sauce can be kept in an airtight container or jar and stored in the fridge for up to a week.
This sauce makes an awesome addition to your weekly meal prep, since it can be used to elevate so many different meals.
Tahini Nutrition Facts
Tahini is one of my favourite ingredients to keep in my pantry.
Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini is a source of:
- heart-healthy fats
- plant-based protein
If you follow a plant-based diet, tahini is an excellent ingredient to use as it’s a source of many of the nutrients that are harder (but not impossible) to find when eating only plants.
Want more ways to use up that jar of tahini? Checkout my roundup of recipes with tahini for more ideas!
Miso Nutrition Facts
Miso paste is made by fermenting soybeans, and it’s a natural source of beneficial gut-friendly bacteria. In addition to its gut health benefits, miso is also a source of micronutrients like:
- vitamin K
Want more ways to use miso paste? Checkout my roundup of recipes using miso for more ideas!
Nutritional Yeast Nutrition Facts
Nutritional yeast is another pantry staple of mine, thanks to it’s deliciously cheesy flavour and impressive nutrient profile. While I do personally eat cheese, sometimes I like making dairy-free sauces and I always turn to nutritional yeast to give me that “cheesy” kick.
From a nutrition perspective, fortified nutritional yeast is an excellent source of many B-vitamins, like:
- vitamin B6
- vitamin B12
These B-vitamins play a critical role in producing energy from the foods that we eat.
Nutritional yeast also contains trace minerals like:
More Vegan Sauce Ideas
- Miso Peanut Sauce
- Vegan Red Pesto (Sundried Tomatoes + Red Peppers)
- Vegan Hemp Seed Pesto
- Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream
- Cashew Cream Tomato Sauce
- Vegan Green Goddess Sauce With Avocado
- Vegan Avocado Green Goddess Sauce
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Get the Recipe: 5-Minute Miso Tahini Sauce
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 Tbsp miso paste
- 6 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Approx. 6 Tbsp hot water
- Salt + pepper to taste
- Add tahini, miso paste, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and water to a food processor.
- Blend ingredients until smooth. Taste, and add salt + pepper as desired. If you'd prefer the sauce to be thinner, add an extra Tbsp of water until desired consistency is reached.
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30 Comments on “5-Minute Miso Tahini Sauce (Vegan)”
This is a staple for me now! I love making some veggies and pasta with this sauce. I add a little lemon juice to finish the dish off. Im hooked on this one..
Hi Holly! I’m so happy to hear that!! Thanks for letting me know. Love the veggie + lemon juice addition – I’ll need to try that 🙂
So simple and so yummy! I made it with pasta but i am definitely putting the Leftovers on everything!!!
Thank you so much Annie! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it :). I’d love to know what you add the leftovers to!!
this sauce is amazing. I used this as a pasta sauce and it’s so creamy, cheesy, and delicious.
Thank you Nicole!!! So happy to hear you love this one <3
I have made this sauce twice now and love it! The second time i added a little tomato paste and it tUrned into a yummy creamy “cheesY” tomato sauce for my pasta and veg!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience Meredith! I’m so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying it. I LOVE the tomato paste addition – I’m gonna have to try that myself!!
This was the best creamy cheesey sauce Ive tried, ever. So savoury and flavorful.
Plus, it was Incredibly easy to make.
thank you Carrie for Creating this amazing sauce.
That makes me so so happy to hear!!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe <3. Thanks so much for sharing that!!
Wow! This recipe is so quick and delicious. Love the creamy, cheesy sauce that’s free of cream and cheese! Not super heavy, so feels easy to digest. Thanks so much for the recipe, Carrie — i will be making this again!
Thank you so much Natalie!! So happy to hear you enjoyed it 🙂
Loved this! I spiced it up a bit With some cayenne, and then added LEMON juice and a touch of agave to turn the leftovers into salad dressing. So good, both ways!
Thank you so much for sharing, Vivian!! So glad you enjoyed it. Yum I love how you repurposed it for a salad dressing – I need to try that!!
Can I substitute soy sauce for the miso? I don’t have miso paste. What are your suggestions?
Unfortunately it’s hard to find a replacement for miso paste! It has a really unique taste and the texture is completely different to soy sauce (it’s a paste versus a liquid). I would personally recommend saving this recipe for when you’re able to get your hands on some :).
Otherwise, you can try leaving out the miso entirely and making a sauce with just tahini, nutritional yeast, garlic + lemon juice (and less water than the recipe calls for). It’ll be different, but also yummy. I hope that helps!!
Hi Carrie, this is Carrie 😉 This is one of the best, easiest recipes for vegan ‘cheese’ sauce ever. I found it years ago and lots of folks have ‘improved’ it (aka making it more complicated) and I so appreciate you keeping it simple! EZ, Delish and a great ‘go to’ recipe even my picky non-veggie loving hubs likes this sauce.
Hello Carrie haha! Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave this review – it means so much!! So happy to hear that both you and your husband have been enjoying it for years. Wishing you a very happy Friday! 🙂
This is truly a FANTASTIC recipe! I rarely rate recipes or comment but I made this today and have found a new favorite sauce that will definitely find its way into the regular rotation of my meal planning. Thanks so much for sharing it! I preferred it a bit thinner so added a couple tbsps of water more but loved it as posted as well.
Thank you so much!!! I’m so happy to hear you found your new favourite sauce on here, and that’s awesome you modified it to make it a little thinner to suit your needs! It means so much that you left a comment and rating – you have no idea what a difference it makes to us food bloggers and it’s always so appreciated :).
I’d love to know if you try any others! Thanks so much again.
Fantastic recipe! Keeps well and you can eat it on most everything for a flavor boost. I love to stir it into my red dahl recipe. Yummmm. Thank you for sharing Carrie.
Hi Karen! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this one. Stirring it into red dahl sounds delicious 🙂
This sauce is amazing! I checked my Pinterest last night for “sauce” to put on boring broccoli and found this recipe already pinned. WOW… delicious and super easy to make, I just whisked it up! I’m going to use it again for lunch today w/some pasta. Thank you so much for the recipe.
Hi Lynn! Thank you so much for sharing your experience!! It’s so appreciated. I’m so happy to hear that you stumbled upon this recipe and that it helped elevate some boring broccoli haha :). I absolutely love it with pasta – I hope you enjoy it that way too!
Magnificent! Used an immersion blender and even with another 2tbsp of water it was still nice and thiiiiick. Added some saffron for color. Amano brand white shiro miso. It’s basically Vegan Everything Sauce. 🙂
Hi Vanessa! Thank you so much for sharing your experience!! So happy to hear you enjoyed this one – it really does pair with so many things :). PS. that touch of saffron sounds delicious!!
I just made this. It’s lovely! I can see so many possibilities with this. Potatoes, steamed veggies, pasta, in a vegan casserole…
Thank you so much!
I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this one, Jackie!! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. And YES – love all the possibilities you’ve already thought of here 🙂
Finally!!! A cheese sauce without nuts. This is lovely. I used less nutritional yeast and more miso. It tasted more delicate, more like a swiss cheese flavor. Next time I’ll omit the NI completely.
Yay so happy to hear that you enjoyed this one, Mary!! Thank you so much for leaving a review.
Just one note – I would caution leaving out the nutritional yeast completely if you’re going for that “cheesy” flavour, as it’s what gives it that taste! That said, miso tahini sauces without nutritional yeast are also delicious. I really love a sweeter version with maple syrup (it’s the sauce for this sweet potato recipe), but it goes great with all sorts of veggies!