Turmeric Tahini Drizzle


Worth its Weight in Gold

Do you ever stumble upon a combination that really speaks to you, and that you end up making again and again? This drizzle has been That Thing in our house this year. It arose from my recent turmeric obsession (see my Golden Granola as evidence of my love for this golden spice) and has become a versatile sauce/dressing/dip that I make at least twice a week.

This drizzle is my everything. It works beautifully as a creamy salad dressing to bring decadence to a big bowl of raw veggies. At a slightly thicker texture, it's a showstopping sauce on a hearty nourish bowl. At its thickest, it's a fabulous dip for veggies or crackers. It takes five minutes to make, and you can easily change up the flavors (see lots of ideas below!) by switching up the citrus juice and/or the sweetener, so it can really match whatever you're making.

In this post, I'll outline the basics of how to make this dressing, then include lots of ideas for how to customize its flavor and texture. I'll also show many different ways of using it, so make sure to check out the photos and their captions as well. Turmeric has such fabulous anti-inflammatory properties, so there's every reason to include this luscious sauce in your menu a couple times a week!

Turmeric Tahini Drizzle on a healthy salad
This drizzle has become my new favorite salad dressing! Since it contains great protein and healthy fats, it adds some much-needed decadence to a veggie forward salad like the one shown here. In my opinion, a creamy dressing like this can really help make a mostly-raw salad feel satisfying and meal-worthy.

Tahini Love (+ a Discount)

Clearly, a key component in this drizzle is tahini. Because there are so few ingredients in this drizzle, the tahini really can't hide behind anything else; it's front and center in terms of both flavor and texture. I'm a huge lover of Seeds of Collaboration tahini because it's rich, nutty, the tiniest bit sweet, and has absolutely no bitterness. Unlike most grocery store brands that are grainy or gloppy, this magical tahini has a creamy, velvety texture. I eat it by the spoonful straight out of the jar!

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Turmeric Tahini Drizzle on a vegan bowl meal
Tahini Turmeric Drizzle on a bowl meal? Oh yes! This summery bowl features an eclectic assortment of leftovers from a party on our deck; the creamy drizzle helps to unite them and make this bowl feel coherent.

Make it Your Own

One of the things I love most about this drizzle is its versatility. There are four main ways you can change it up to suit your needs:

  1. Change the sweetener. Because turmeric is a strong flavor, I love to add a bit of natural sweetener to this recipe. Of course you can omit the sweetener completely if that's more your speed, but I love the balance it creates. Maple syrup is my go-to and I love it in combination with the turmeric. You could also use honey or even date syrup.
  2. Change the citrus. I add in some citrus juice about half the time I make this drizzle. Sometimes it's nice to just keep it simple, with no citrus at all. If you feel like jazzing it up though, adding some citrus juice brings a nice brightness and acidity, and citrus can help this drizzle match more seamlessly with the other flavors you're working with. Lemon juice can create a Mediterranean vibe, lime juice can create a Mexican or tropical vibe, and orange juice can create an Asian vibe. See, this really does work with any dish!
  3. Adjust the turmeric. Turmeric is, of course, the star! But if you're new to turmeric, I suggest starting small and then adding it incrementally. I like to use about a quarter to a half teaspoon; for me, that's the sweet spot for making the turmeric flavor detectable without overpowering the dish.
  4. Adjust the thickness. Based on how much liquid you add, this recipe can act as a dressing, a drizzle, or a dip. Remember that the sweetener and citrus will both add some liquid anyways, but you can always add an extra dash of water at the end if you want it thinner.

Turmeric Tahini Drizzle as a dip for vegetables
We love this golden sauce as a dip for veggies! To keep it as thick as possible, I like to add a bunch of turmeric and no/minimal citrus, plus no extra water at the end. This fruit and veggie platter makes for the perfect Friday date night finger food!

Let's Talk Ingredients

Here's what you'll need for this recipe, as well as some thoughts, tips, and possible substitutions. If you make any substitutions, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Tahini. You guys know I'm a huge fan of Seeds of Collaboration! Remember to use the code ROGUE to get 20% off your order.
  • Maple syrup. Feel free to use honey or date syrup instead, or omit the sweetener entirely.
  • Citrus juice. Optional, but if you want to jazz things up you could use lemon, lime, or orange juice.
  • Turmeric. Of course! Start small if you're a turmeric newbie.

And that's it... just four ingredients, or three if you don't use citrus. Because of the short ingredient list, this drizzle comes together in just a couple minutes and all in one bowl. I don't know about you, but I always have tahini, maple syrup, and turmeric in the house, so this is one I can pull together even if we haven't been to the store in a while.

Turmeric Tahini Drizzle on a healthy vegan meal
Oh that color!! I especially love this drizzle on a brightly-colored salad or bowl since its lovely gold hue creates such a nourishing rainbow vibe.

Closing Thoughts

Don't you just love everything about this golden drizzle? I hope this post shows you why we can't get enough of it! Thanks to its nourishing and pantry-friendly ingredients, plus the fact that it comes together in less than five minutes in one bowl, there's no reason not to enjoy this as a sauce, dressing, or dip a couple times a week!

I'm so excited to see how you use my favorite drizzle. This one is so many things to us, and I'm confident it will be that way for you to. Make sure you bookmark this page, since I bet you'll find yourself coming back to it again and again. Happy Turmeric Time!

Turmeric Tahini Drizzle on a colorful salad
More is more! This over-the-top salad is loaded with a whole bunch of raw summer ingredients; the Turmeric Tahini Drizzle makes all those raw plants feel so decadent and special.

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Turmeric Tahini Drizzle

Loaded with nourishing turmeric, this creamy golden elixir is THE go-to dressing, sauce, and dip in our house. Change it up to match whatever you're making by switching the citrus juice, then put it on everything just like we do!



  • 0.25 c creamy tahini
  • 1-3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1-3 tsp citrus juice of choice (optional)
  • 0.25 - 0.5 tsp turmeric
  • Dash of water if needed


  • In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, mix the tahini with 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp citrus juice (optional), and 0.25 tsp turmeric.
  • Taste and adjust as you see fit. You can add additional maple syrup for more sweetness, additional citrus for more zing, and/or additional turmeric for more color and more turmeric flavor.
  • After you achieve the flavor you like, add a dash more water if you want a thinner dressing.

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