Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Thini yogurt

You’ll want this on everything!

Making healthy sauces, dressings and dips at home doesn’t have to be complicated or involve a ton of steps or ingredients. This tahini yogurt dressing truly couldn’t be simpler (or faster) to make – just add all your ingredients to a bowl or Vibe blender and whip until smooth and velvety. It's tangy, creamy and smoky and a great way to add flavour to roasted vegetables, salads, falafel, meat, fish, or a delicious dip and much more.

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. You can learn how to make it at home here. It has an earthy nutty flavour. If you’ve never used it before, it’s what makes hummus so creamy and delicious. Its plays a similar role in this recipe - adding a nutty richness to yogurt.

Tahini yogurt dressing

This Middle Eastern style dressing is healthy, light, refreshing and seriously flavoursome and should be added to your repertoire of blender sauces. It’s perfect as is, but a can be dressed up with different toppings to reinvented it over and over.  

The final consistency will depend on the thickness of your homemade yogurt and tahini. If your tahini is a bit hard, the Vibe blender will fix that. For a thin dressing, include some of the whey, for a thick dollopable texture, strain the yogurt to remove some of the whey before you begin. Watch how here.

Tahini yogurt dressing


Tahini yogurt is a great make-ahead dressing and can be stored for up to a week in sealed glass container in the fridge. Double the ingredients for a larger quantity.


If you want to make this a dairy free and vegan tahini yogurt dressing, simply swap the yogurt for a homemade plant-based yogurt of your choice. 

Tahini yogurt dressing


1 cup homemade yogurt
2 tablespoons tahini (hulled)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, grated
½ teaspoon salt
Cracked black pepper to taste

Serving Suggestions
Drizzle olive oil
Toasted sesame seeds
Toasted pine nuts
Fresh parsley finely chopped
Toasted cumin seeds
Pomegranate seeds
Lemon zest
Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
Dusting of sweet or smoked paprika, ground cumin powder or ground coriander powder


Add all the ingredients into a medium sized bowl and whisk together, or whip in the Vibe Blender jug on ‘smoothie’ mode for 10 seconds.

Tahini Yogurt


Tahini Yogurt Dressing




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