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?
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
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
- 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.
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.