Mustardy, Mapley Tahini Sauce

October 2, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Consider this your secret weapon for makeshift fall meals. Drizzle on charred butternut or steamed kale. Toss with cabbage slaw or shaved beets. Serve as a crudités platter dip or use as a salad dressing. Repurpose as a body lotion or—okay, just kidding. Emma Laperruque

Serves: 2/3 cup
Prep time: 5 min


  • 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth. Taste and adjust accordingly (more tahini for thickness, soy for salt, maple for sweetness, dijon for spice, water for thinness).

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

Katie December 4, 2018
How long would this last? And does it need to be kept in the refrigerator? It looks delicious!
Cheryl October 17, 2018
This was good. I would like to try it without the sweetener. I used 1-1/2 tsp agave and think it's not necessary.
Quintina October 15, 2018
Delicious! My kids say it reminds them of a loaded veggie and pickle sandwich in a seedy bread... and they are kinda right haha
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Emma L. October 16, 2018
Ha! That makes me want a loaded veggie and pickle sandwich on seedy bread...!
Happygoin October 10, 2018
I was looking for something to spiff up steamed kale. This is JUST the ticket. In fact, I’m embarrassed to admit that a good bit of it disappeared due to the cook “testing” it repeatedly. It’s addictive!
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Emma L. October 10, 2018
Aw, thanks so much! I ate a lot of it while testing, too :)