If there was ever a dressing that was my favorite in the entire world, this curry tahini dressing is probably the one. It’s savory with plenty of umami flavor thanks to the tahini and earthy turmeric. It’s great in Thai inspired salads, drizzled over burgers, meatballs or for dipping in veggies or sweet potato fries.
My most favorite way to use this dressing is in my broccoli chickpea salad — a party pleaser and great for vegetarians who need a little boost of protein.
Ingredients in curry tahini dressing
This healthy curry tahini dressing is packed with flavor from delicious spices. Many curry dressing recipes use yogurt, but this one is perfectly creamy with just using tahini! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tahini: the base of this amazing dressing that keeps it super creamy, vegan & dairy free.
- Lemon juice: a squeeze of fresh lemon juice adds the perfect amount of freshness.
- Water: to help thin the dressing.
- Garlic: gotta have the fresh garlic flavor. So good.
- Maple syrup: you’ll just need a teaspoon or two of maple syrup for a natural sweetness.
- Curry powder: the main spice we’re using that gives the dressing a wonderful curry flavor.
- Ginger: freshly grated ginger is the perfect pair with the rest of the spices.
- Turmeric: add a boost of antioxidants and gorgeous color with ground turmeric.
- Salt & pepper: to bring all of the flavors together.
How to make curry tahini dressing
Simply add all of your ingredients to a bowl or a mason jar and either whisk them well (in the bowl) or shake them up (in a closed mason jar). So easy!
How to store this dressing
This easy curry tahini dressing recipe will stay good in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Simply give it a stir (or a shake) before using it.
Recipes to try with this healthy curry tahini dressing
You’ll love drizzling this vegan curry tahini dressing on salads, grain bowls and even your favorite proteins. It also makes an incredible dip or sauce! Here are some of my favorite recipes to use it with:
- Vegan Broccoli Chickpea Salad
- Ultimate Vegan Black Bean Burgers
- Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad
- Sheet Pan Zucchini Chicken Meatballs
- Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad
- Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers
- Sweet Potato Broccoli Buddha Bowls
- Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad
Remember to grab even more healthy salad dressing recipes here!
If you make this healthy curry tahini dressing recipe be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it (and how you used it!) I can’t wait to hear.
Healthy Curry Tahini Dressing
Creamy, healthy curry tahini dressing with turmeric, garlic, ginger and wonderful curry flavors. This addicting curry dressing is vegan, easy to make and doubles as an amazing dip or sauce. It will be your new favorite way to use tahini!
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 3-4 tablespoons warm water, to thin dressing
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup, to sweeten
- 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
- ½ tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Add all ingredients to a bowl or a mason jar and mix until well combined. If using a mason jar, you can simply put the lid on and shake the jar until well combined.
This dressing will stay good in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 1 week.
Hi I am new to your site. So far very excited with your recipes. I have never heard of Tahini…Would you please explain to me what it is. Can it be purchased and where? I am so interested in the broccoli chickpea salad but don’t know what the 1/4C of tahini is
Thanks very much.
PS I am a retiree in Mexico so have no idea where I would find it here
Hi Cindi! Welcome to Ambitious Kitchen! Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds (here is an example!) You can likely purchase it online, or ask at your local store 🙂
This dressing is amazing! I have been making it since you published it. I put it on everything 🙂
LOVE this one! I put this on everything too 🙂 So glad you like it!
One of my absolute fav dressings!
This tahini curry dressing was amazing! Tried a few of your recipes already – loved them all.
Thank you for sharing, Monique.
I use it in everything! So happy to hear that 🙂
One of my favorite ways to use tahini!
This might be my favorite dressing! So good when paired with turkey meatballs, or drizzled over roasted veggies and grains. I love it! Definitely easy to adjust to your preferences on how thick or thin you’d like your dressing!
Absolutely! So delicious 🙂
This dressing is SOOO good. I had it in chilled farro with arugula. I will make it all the time is!
Yum that sounds amazing! Glad you enjoyed!
Loooove this dressing!! I seriously put it on just about everything! Salad? Sure! Roasted veggies? Omg all day! Chicken or fish? Yup good on those too!! It’s simple to make and keeps well, though it doesn’t last long in my house!! I highly recommend this dressing!
I use it on literally everything, too! So happy you love it!
This dressing is AMAZING! Holy cow, I am blown away by the flavors. And it’s so versatile! currently eating it in a salad but I could see this being so yummy on fish, chicken, ANYTHING! Thank you for creating this!
Absolutely! Love this one on pretty much everything 🙂
This is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing. I eat lots of tahini and this is my new favourite. It’s a perfect mix of flavours – deserves a full 5 star rating!
So glad you loved this one!!
There recipes are fresh and exciting
Too salty! Omit and then season to taste.
I personally find it just right but of course, you’re welcome to adjust the seasoning.
This is a wonderful recipe for curry inspired salads. I used it with a spring mix along with leftover roasted curried cauliflower, a fresh apple, raisins, and carrots. I found the 1/2 tsp salt to be way too much though. I recommend starting with a pinch or two and adding to taste. I omitted the maple syrup and it was yummy without any sweetener. I’ll definitely make again. Thank you for the recipe!
Thank you, Dina! Those additions sound fabulous. Good to know about the salt, and totally fine to reduce the amount!
Just tried this recipe today, and it’s delicious. Thank you!
absolutely! Glad you are loving this recipe!