This Maple Tahini Salad Dressing is an essential ingredient in my Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad inspired by Blue Door Farm Stand in Chicago.
Maple Tahini Salad Dressing happens to be vegan, gluten free, and easy to make. You can prepare this dressing in just 5 minutes – you just need to measure and mix. I love it’s blend of sweet, savory, and citrus flavors.
The inspiration for this salad dressing is the Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad at Blue Door Farm Stand. It’s one of my all-time favorite salads, and before I learned to make it myself I was paying $21 to have to delivered to my house about once a month.
I added less than a clove of garlic, I was conservative because I didn’t want to taste of garlic to overwhelm the other flavors. I added a generous amount of salt to create a contrast of sweet and salty flavors. You won’t want the sweetness of the maple syrup to overwhelm the other ingredients.
Tahini is something that you can buy at most grocery stores, but you might need to ask where to find it. At Whole Foods it is kept with the peanut butter, while other grocery stores might put it near the olive oil or in the international foods section. It can be a little pricy, but usually it won’t expire for 2+ years.
While created this dressing recipe to recreate the Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad from Blue Door Farm Stand, it can be used on other salads made with kale and/or brussels sprouts.
Tomorrow I will be sharing the salad recipe – it has a cult following in Chicago. It’s just that good.
How to make Maple Tahini Salad Dressing:
- 1/3 cup Tahini
- 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 2-3 tablespoons Water
- about 1 clove of Garlic, run through a garlic press
- about 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
- Whisk the tahini, maple syrup, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic together.
- Thin with 2-3 tablespoons water.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt, add more to taste.
- Store in the refrigerator until serving.
This dressing thickens as it sits in the fridge, you may need to thicken it with more water.
Want some more salad dressing recipes? Here are my favorites:
Blue Cheese Dressing – It’s rich and creamy with chunks of blue cheese.
Ranch Dressing – A classic herbaceous ranch dressing recipe.