Treat your taste buds to a burst of fall goodness with our Vegan Pumpkin Tahini Salad Dressing! Picture the creaminess of tahini meeting the rich velvety embrace of pumpkin puree, all jazzed up with a hint of maple syrup sweetness and a cozy blend of smoky and savory seasonings. This dressing isn’t just for salads – it’s a flavor-packed upgrade for your veggies, grain bowls, and more! Need it thicker or thinner? No worries – just adjust with a splash of water. Perfect for cozy nights in or festive gatherings, this dressing adds that extra touch of warmth and deliciousness to your plate. Give it a try and let the autumn vibes take over your salads!

This full of flavor, plant-based recipe is also dairy-free, oil-free and gluten free.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of salads does this dressing work well with?

This dressing pairs wonderfully with salads featuring robust greens like kale, spinach, or mixed greens.

Can I use this dressing for a warm salad?

Yes, warm salads with roasted vegetables or grains can be deliciously enhanced with this dressing.

What’s a creative way to use leftover dressing?

Try using it as a sauce for pasta or as a flavorful topping for stuffed baked sweet potatoes.

Is this dressing oil-free?

Yes, there is no added oil in this dressing.

Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin for the dressing?

Yes, you can use fresh pumpkin puree. Just ensure it’s cooked and pureed smoothly.

Is there a substitute for tahini in the dressing?

Almond butter or sunflower seed butter can be used as alternatives to tahini.

How long does the pumpkin tahini dressing last in the refrigerator?

It can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can I make the dressing ahead of time for a party?

Absolutely! Prepare it in advance and refrigerate until you’re ready to use.

What salads pair well with this pumpkin tahini dressing?

It complements a variety of salads, especially those with hearty greens, roasted vegetables, or grains.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the dressing?

Certainly! Add more or less maple syrup according to your taste preferences.

Is this dressing suitable for gluten-free diets?

Yes, the dressing is naturally gluten-free.

Can I use the dressing as a marinade for tofu or roasted veggies?

Absolutely! The flavors work well as a marinade for various dishes.

How can I make the dressing more savory or spicy?

Experiment with adding a pinch more of smoked paprika or try adding cayenne pepper to enhance the flavors.

Can I freeze the dressing for later use?

While it’s best fresh, you can freeze small portions and thaw as needed, stirring well before use.

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Pumpkin Tahini Dressing

Treat your taste buds to a burst of fall goodness with our Vegan Pumpkin Tahini Salad Dressing! Picture the creaminess of tahini meeting the rich velvety embrace of pumpkin puree, all jazzed up with a hint of maple syrup sweetness and a cozy blend of smoky and savory seasonings. This dressing isn't just for salads – it's a flavor-packed upgrade for your veggies, grain bowls, and more! Need it thicker or thinner? No worries – just adjust with a splash of water. Perfect for cozy nights in or festive gatherings, this dressing adds that extra touch of warmth and deliciousness to your plate. Give it a try and let the autumn vibes take over your salads!
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Pumpkin Tahini Dressing being poured into a jar with microgreens and chopped nuts and seeds
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or tamari (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cup water (as needed to adjust consistency)

Instructions

  • Blend together all ingredients with a hand blender or in a blender. Add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
Servings: 6

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