Vegan Ranch Dressing

Tahini is a nutty-flavored recipe overachiever β€” it’s great in salad dressing, veggie dip, sauces for rice bowls, and to give soup a creamy, rich texture.

You can even add it to a smoothie for a dose of healthy fats!

Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini is a good source of minerals such as manganese and copper (anti-inflammatory effects); magnesium (can lower high blood pressure and support healthy sleep); calcium and zinc (bone health); and important phytosterols that can reduce cholesterol.

Makes about a cup.


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup plant-based mayonnaise such as Vegenaise
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 cup total of mixed herbs: chopped parsley, dill and scallions.
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • additional water, if needed


  • Step 1

    Place all of the ingredients β€” except for the fresh herbs β€” into a small bowl. Whisk until ingredients are combined. Add water a tablespoon at a time for desired consistency.

  • Step 2

    Taste and adjust for seasonings with salt and pepper. Fold in the herbs.

  • Step 3

    Dress salad greens, or drizzle over roasted vegetables, baked potato, or "bowls." The leftover dressing should keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.