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 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 you guys 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!
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 tahini, miso paste, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and water into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Taste sauce and 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?
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.
More ideas? Drizzle this sauce over some roasted veggies, or add to a grain bowl, salad, or 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, calcium, iron, and magnesium. 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.
Miso Nutrition Facts
Miso paste is made by fermenting soybeans, and it’s a natural source of beneficial probiotic bacteria. While the research is still emerging, probiotics seem to play a role in our immunity, energy metabolism, appetite, mood, and risk for chronic disease. In addition to its gut health benefits, miso is also a source of micronutrients like manganese, vitamin K, copper, and zinc.
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 thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, and B12. These B-vitamins play a critical role in producing energy from the foods that we eat. Nutritional yeast also contains trace minerals like zinc, selenium, and manganese.
More Vegan Sauce Ideas
- Vegan Hemp Seed Pesto
- Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream
- Cashew Cream Tomato Sauce
- Pumpkin Sage Cashew Cream
- Hot & Cheesy Vegan Cashew Cream Sauce
5-Minute Miso Tahini Sauce
- 4 Tbsp 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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