I'm sure you'll make this maple mustard tahini sauce repeatedly. It has hints of sweet and spicy flavors and is creamy and salty. Great for putting on just about everything!
If you like Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food as much as I do, you've probably heard of tahini, a wonderful mix of nuts and cream. It goes on falafels, is dipped in pita bread, and is a big part of everyone's favorite foods, hummus and baba ganoush.
But tahini can also be easily changed to make it taste and feel different. It's usually thick, but you can make the perfect dressing by whisking in more water and a few other flavor boosts. Lemon tahini dressing is always a hit, but this maple mustard tahini dressing might be my new favorite.
WHAT’S IN THIS MAPLE MUSTARD TAHINI DRESSING?
The name (mustard, maple, and tahini) says it all. But most tahini recipes need a few other things, like lemon and garlic, to be complete.
- Tahini: You can either make your own at home (it's very simple, and I have a recipe for it) or buy it at the shop.
- Dijon Mustard: Ensure you are using Dijon mustard, not ordinary yellow mustard.
- Maple Syrup: A subtle hint of sweet maple syrup pairs perfectly with mustard. Honey, though, is an additional sweetener option.
- Lemon Juice: I prefer to use freshly squeezed lemon juice whenever possible. However, because only a tablespoon is required, you can instead use the bottled variety if that's simpler.
- Water: Only 3 to 4 tablespoons are necessary for a creamy yet drizzle-like consistency. Feel free to whisk in more water if you prefer a thinner thickness.
- Garlic: One clove of garlic has a strong garlicky flavor.
HOW TO MAKE MAPLE MUSTARD TAHINI DRESSING
Simply mix everything in a bowl, as you would with any other dressing. While you whisk, the tahini and other liquids begin to separate slightly. Don't panic; keep whisking, and it will soon take on the consistency of a medium-thick creamy mixture.
Pro tip: Add a tablespoon of water to the mixture if you want the salad dressing to be even thinner. If that's still insufficient, one more tablespoon should do the trick!
Tahini Dressing Tips & Notes
Buy quality tahini! They come with wide range of textures and flavors. Ethiopia produces the best tahini, and my two favorite brands are Trader Joe's organic tahini and Soom Foods (affiliate link).
The most important thing is ice-cold water. Before making this dressing, ensure your water is icy by filling a glass with water and ice. The cold water ensures the mixture emulsifies rather than turning strange and gloppy. Additionally, it transforms a creamy recipe into an astonishingly creamy dressing! This dressing almost gives the impression of having mayonnaise in it, but it doesn't.
With a bit of sweetness and enough salt, you can counteract the bitterness and tang of tahini. This salad tastes well-balanced, sophisticated, and utterly excellent with only a tiny quantity of maple syrup or honey. Furthermore, this one requires a little more salt than most of my previous dressings. Salt counteracts bitterness and brings out the finest in tahini.
HOW TO STORE
This tulip weck jar is where I usually keep my dressings. It's the ideal quantity for a single batch. However, any compact container will do. Just make sure to keep it chilled; it will keep for up to a week.
What ingredients are in tahini salad dressing?
Tahini is a paste made from grind sesame seeds. Depending on the situation, the sesame seeds can be hulled, unhulled, roasted, or raw.
What ingredients are in mustard dressing?
I advise locating an organic extra-virgin olive oil. Champagne vinegar can be used for white wine vinegar. Yellow mustard—You can use regular yellow, whole-grain, or Dijon mustard. Salt: A quarter teaspoon is all that's needed.
How does Jamie Oliver make the tahini dressing?
It's pretty simple to make the tahini-style dressing at home: I merely blended mixed seeds with plain yogurt, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a dab of red wine vinegar in a food processor. The outcome is a creamy sauce that gives veggies and salads a nutty, zesty flavor. It also works well as a dip for crackers.
Can you compare tahini and mayonnaise?
Tahini, a sesame seed paste, is responsible for the hummus' unique nutty flavor. Combine 3–4 tablespoons of tahini, lemon juice, and water to create a fantastic mayonnaise-like sauce.
You'll be preparing this maple mustard tahini dressing repeatedly! There are traces of sweet Dijon mustard, which is creamy and nutty. When you need a creamy, nutty touch, this maple mustard tahini dressing will be helpful.