Bowl of Ginger Garlic Miso Tahini Dressing with a swirl of toasted sesame oil
5 from 30 votes

Quick Ginger Garlic Miso Tahini Dressing

Creamy, rich tahini dressing infused with fresh ginger, garlic, and miso paste. Perfect for topping salads, bowls, and more. Just 10 minutes and 8 ingredients required!

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 12 (2-Tbsp servings)
Category: Dressing
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5-7 Days


  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste — raw or roasted // or sub cashew butter)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp freshly peeled grated ginger (or very finely minced)
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic (scrape minced garlic across the cutting board with a knife to make more of a paste for bolder flavor)
  • 1 heaping tsp yellow or white miso paste (use chickpea miso for soy-free — we like Miso Master brand)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos (plus more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar*
  • 1 tsp toasted or untoasted sesame oil (if oil-free, sub water — flavor will be affected)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (plus more to taste)
  • 2-3 Tbsp water (plus more to taste)
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optional)

FOR SERVING optional

  • 3-4 cups chopped green kale (massage with a dash of sesame oil for softer texture)
  • 1 cup grated / ribboned carrot
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted cashews (or peanuts), roughly chopped


  1. To a medium mixing bowl add tahini, fresh ginger, garlic, miso paste, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and maple syrup and whisk to combine.

  2. Add water until a creamy, pourable sauce is achieved. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more vinegar for tanginess, maple syrup for sweetness, miso for strong miso flavor, garlic or ginger for zing, or salt or coconut aminos for saltiness.
  3. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5-7 days. Freezer friendly up to 1 month, though best when fresh.


*In place of rice vinegar you can sub apple cider or white vinegar or lime juice, but it will affect the flavor.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 12 two-Tablespoon servings)