This vegan tahini dressing is the sauce you’ve been waiting for to drizzle over your vegan bowl to make it even more delicious. You can also use it on falafel, salads, or anything else you want a delightfully sweet and tart creamy vegan dressing for; this Buddha bowl dressing will make any plate more delicious.

Tahini Dressing Dripping from a Spoon into a Jar

Buddha bowls are a filling and satisfying vegan meal loaded with protein, healthy grains, fresh and roasted vegetables, and flavorful spices topped with the perfect Buddha bowl dressing.

This Buddha bowl sauce is going to take your favorite vegan meal to the next level. While many fresh vegetables and spices have a standout flavor all on their own, sometimes you encounter the perfect dressing that coaxes out even more flavor and enjoyment from a meal. 

This Buddha bowl dressing hits that creamy goodness that marks an ideal salad dressing. And when you build that flavor with rich healthy fats, hints of sweetness, and slight tartness it’s going to work well with such a variety of dishes. Plus, it’s easy to make, and who doesn’t love that?

Tahini Dressing Being Poured in a Jar

What’s In A Tasty Vegan Tahini Buddha Bowl Sauce?

The secret to this tangy Buddha bowl dressing is the layers of flavor created by lemon, maple, and sesame. When you merge the slightly nutty creaminess of tahini with sour lemon and sweet maple, the magic starts to happen.

To start, you can make your own homemade vegan tahini paste or buy your favorite already made. Add in lemon juice and maple syrup, sesame oil, and some salt and you’ve got the best Buddha bowl dressing around.

Just mix it up in a blender or use your favorite stick blender to mix it up right in your jar. It emulsifies beautifully and the various tastes combine to be the ideal topping for your favorite vegan bowl.

Buddha Bowl Dressing in a Food Processor

Why This Recipe Works

  • This recipe uses easy to find ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
  • This tahini dressing is an easy way to bring up some extra flavor to your food.
  • Tahini dressing goes with a wide variety of dishes.

What Goes With Buddha Bowl Dressing?

This maple tahini lemon sauce is great with more than just your ultimate Buddha bowl, too. Once you taste its refreshingly tangy flavor, you’ll be looking for more ways to use it.

Tahini Dressing Being Poured Over a Bowl of Roasted Vegetables

Fresh Veggies

Consider using it to dip your favorite bell peppers, carrot sticks, celery stalks, or broccoli into. The creamy lemon sauce will pair lovely with any summer vegetables you’d like.

Roasted or Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Savory grilled eggplant, acorn squash or zucchini, baked cauliflower, cabbage steaks, or veggie kabobs…this Buddha bowl sauce will work amazing with any of them.

Grain Salads

Quinoa salads, millet and broccoli, or brown rice and black beans will be enhanced by the bold and creamy flavors of this Buddha bowl dressing.

Appetizers

When you make up some vegan appetizers the next time you have friends over or you want a light, snack-like dinner, be sure to whip up this homemade vegan tahini dressing to go on the side. Imagine serving it with fresh vegan spring rolls or pita chips and veggies. Mmm.

A Jar of Tahini Dressing with a Teaspoon in It

Cook’s Tips

  • This tahini dressing can be stored in an airtight jar in the fridge for about 7 days.
  • Depending on how thick your tahini paste is, you will need different amount of water to adjust the consistency. Start with 1 tablespoon and keep adding water until you like the consistency.

Recipe Variations

  • You can use any other sweetener of your choice instead of maple syrup: agave juice, honey or molasses.
  • You can use lime juice in place of lemon juice for this tahini dressing. It’ll taste just as good.
  • Olive oil can be substituted for sesame oil.

A Hand Holding a Spoon Dipped into a Jar of Tahini Dressing

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Creamy Vegan Buddha Bowl Dressing

This vegan tahini dressing is the sauce you've been waiting for to drizzle over your vegan bowl, falafel or salads to make them even more delicious.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Buddha Bowl Dressing, buddha bowl sauce, Tahini Dressing, Vegan Dressing
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 74kcal
Author Elena Szeliga

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Add tahini paste, lemon juice, maple syrup, sesame oil and salt in a cup of a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, gradually adding water. Use the sauce for Buddha bowls, salads, falafel and more. Enjoy!

Notes

Cook's Tips
  • This tahini dressing can be stored in an airtight jar in the fridge for about 7 days.
  • Depending on how thick your tahini paste is, you will need different amount of water to adjust the consistency. Start with 1 tablespoon and keep adding water until you like the consistency.
Recipe Variations
  • You can use any other sweetener of your choice instead of maple syrup: agave juice, honey or molasses.
  • You can use lime juice in place of lemon juice for this tahini dressing. It'll taste just as good.
  • Olive oil can be substituted for sesame oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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