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10 Recipes to Kickstart Veganuary

10 Recipes to Kickstart Veganuary

10 Recipes to Kickstart Veganuary

Adding more plant-based meals this year? Tahini is the perfect pantry staple to kickstart your plant-powered pantry! Tahini adds richness and creaminess to dishes without butter or cream. We think once you try tahini in these recipes, you won’t even miss the dairy!


Soups are essential for the colder months. We love simmering a pot of soup at the beginning of the week for a quick lunch or dinner the rest of the week.

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup  Vegan Cheddar Broccoli Soup  Winter Squash Soup with Tahini and Za’atar Chickpea Croutons

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Tahini and white beans bring so much coziness to this soup… we can’t get enough of it! Garnish with crispy cauliflower florets for a perfect bowl.

Cheddar Broccoli Soup

You may have fallen in love with eating this soup out of bread bowls, and now we’ve got a plant-based option that’s just as good if not BETTER and the dairy-laden original. The “cheesiness” comes from a blend of hidden veggies, nutritional yeast, and buttery tahini.

Winter Squash Soup with Tahini and Za’atar Chickpea Croutons

A comforting squash soup with a little extra flare from coriander and allspice. Just the right amount of spice to warm up a cold night!

Dressings & Sauces

These dressings will help you take any salad from good to great! Using tahini is an easy way to cut down on oil while still getting that satisfying creaminess all tasty dressings need. A flavorful way to get your veggies in!

Vegan Tahini Ranch  Turmeric Tahini Dressing  Miso Tahini Dressing

Vegan Tahini Ranch

Even better than the bottle! Perfectly garlicky and silky-smooth for dipping veggies or drizzling over a bed of greens.

Little Sesame’s Turmeric Tahini Sauce

Chef Ronen Tenne, from Little Sesame, pairs this bright dressing with roasted beets topped with sprigs of mint and dill.

Tahini Goddess Dressing

The right balance of savory flavors with a touch of acidity from red wine vinegar and lime juice. Massage it into a bed of kale for a hearty salad.

Miso Tahini Dressing

Build a deconstructed sushi bowl with carrots, cucumber, thinly sliced red cabbage and steamed white rice. Top it with a drizzle of Miso Tahini Dressing for a restaurant worthy bowl!


Get the table set, it’s time for dinner! Whether you're cooking for one or serving the whole family, they’re bound to love these nutrient-dense recipes.

Vegan Tahini Alla Vodka  Braised Tofu and Veggies  Thai Coconut-Tahini Tofu Curry

Vegan Tahini Alla Vodka

Transform pantry staples into a delicious pasta dish! Crushed tomatoes and artichokes simmer together with a swirl of tahini for an irresistible sauce.

Braised Tahini Tofu & Veggies

This hearty dish is packed with veggies and plant-based protein from chickpeas, tahini, and tofu! It’s all you need to feel light and satisfied, and with just one pan to wash, it will be your go-to recipe for meal prep or weeknight dinners.

Thai Coconut-Tahini Tofu Curry

Skip the take-out and try this 30-minute meal instead! Crispy golden tofu and curried veggies are coated with the most luxurious sauce. Serve over rice or noodles!

Vegan Tahini Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe has the same rich, creamy, rich sauce you want from the classic dish, but with none of the dairy! Another 30 minute meal, perfect for dinner on a busy weeknight.


Whether you’re new to Veganuary and plant-based meals or are a seasoned plant-powered vet, we hope these recipes inspire you to have some fun in the kitchen! Use the new year to explore new ingredients, mix up your weekly produce selection, and add more nutrient-rich tahini to your dishes!

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