Miso Tahini Dip

I love both miso and tahini. And, this dip is the marriage of those two loves. Tahini adds a nutty richness to every dish. I use it in hummus (obviously), dressings, desserts, and as a simple sauce for falafel (tahini, lemon juice, salt, water). And miso is the best. It’s full of flavor, gives depth to any dish, and it’s the bones of my favorite: miso soup. Miso is also a fermented food – it’s soy bean paste – which means it’s good for the gut, and it’s full of protein. Together miso and tahini work wonderfully well. The tahini adding rich creaminess, the miso gives the umami. The flavor we’re all always questing after.

Miso Tahini Dip

This dip is so good. On everything. And, it's an ideal with fresh, roasted, and grilled vegetables. Serve it with vegetables as an appetizer or side dish. Or use it as a salad dressing or sauce for fish, chicken, or tofu.
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup white miso
  • ¼ fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup or more warm filtered water
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. In a small bowl whisk the tahini, miso and lemon juice into a smooth paste. Add the warm water gradually, gently whisking until the dressing reaches desired consistency.
  2. Use as much water as needed, depending on how thick or thin you want your dip/dressing.
  3. Taste for seasoning. Add pepper and sea salt if desired.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for about a week. The dip/dressing thickens up as it sits, so you will need to add more water to thin.