If you’re eating keto and haven’t added tahini to your diet yet, you’re missing out! In this post, I’ll share five delicious tahini recipes for the keto diet, including Loaded Keto Salad with a tahini drizzle, a perfect salad for the summer.
I like to think of tahini as “liquid gold” for the keto diet (or any diet, really). When you buy the good stuff (the right brand), tahini is DIVINE. Not only is it low in carbs (only 1g net carbs per 2 tbsp serving), but it has this smooth, nutty, unmistakable flavor. It is seriously good stuff.
I feel like I don’t see tahini used enough in keto recipes and I aim to change that with this post. Not only did I develop a ridiculously good Loaded Keto Salad recipe for you (with a tahini dressing), but I’m also including links to four more keto-friendly recipes with tahini.
What is Tahini?
Despite its nutty flavor, tahini is actually made from seeds — roasted and pressed sesame seeds.
My Favorite Tahini Brand
I’ve tried a lot of brands of tahini over the years, but I stumbled upon a brand about a year and a half ago from a brand called Soom.
Their tahini is amazing (truly the best I’ve ever tried — I eat it straight out of the jar and it has the perfect drippy texture), and I also love the story of their company. It was founded by three sisters in Philadelphia, so it’s a completely woman-owned company. What can I say… women know how to do tahini right. 🙂
They have jars of regular, organic, and even single-serve packets. Yum!
They also gifted me a 2-pack which I used to develop the first recipe, Loaded Keto Salad. Thanks so much, Soom!
Keto Tahini Recipe #1: Loaded Keto Salad
One of the biggest misconceptions about the keto diet is that you can’t eat vegetables because they have too many carbs. That couldn’t be further from the truth! You CAN eat vegetables; you just have to choose the right ones.
I decided to make a “Loaded Keto Salad” packed with veggies, protein, and of course healthy fats. This salad contains (full recipe at the end of this post):
- Almonds (or pecans)
- Mixed greens
- Turkey breast
This salad has it ALL. Tahini makes its appearance by being drizzled over the salad for a divine dressing. Yep, no need to make a dressing — just drizzle the tahini and enjoy. (I’m not the only one who loves a pure tahini drizzle. I’ve even heard of people putting it on ice cream! You can also drizzle it over chicken, avocados, eggs, Butter Burgers… just about anything, really.)
For the full Loaded Keto Salad recipe and nutrition facts, scroll down to the end of this post.
Keto Tahini Recipe #2: Braised Coconut Tahini Collard Greens
Collard greens are a fantastic keto-friendly vegetable. Say no to “blah” collard greens by using this delicious recipe featuring vibrant ingredients like coconut milk, tahini, lime juice, garlic, and ginger. Click here to get the recipe from the Soom blog.
Keto Tahini Recipe #3: Dijon Tahini Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower is another keto-friendly vegetable, and this roasted cauliflower recipe is about as easy as it gets. Cauliflower roasted with tahini, dijon mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper… that’s it! Click here to get the recipe from the Soom blog.
Keto Tahini Recipe #4: Spicy Tahini Vinaigrette
Want a tahini-based dressing that packs a bit of a punch? Try this Sriracha-infused tahini vinaigrette! Click here to get the recipe from the Soom blog.
Keto Tahini Recipe #5: Fish Roasted in Lemon and Tahini Sauce
Jazz up a white fish fillet with this delicious lemon and tahini sauce! Click here to get the recipe from the Soom blog.
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Loaded Keto Salad with Tahini Dressing
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1/3 cup baby plum tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup white mushrooms, diced
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds (or pecans)
- 1 slice turkey bacon (or pork bacon)
- 1/2 cup avocado, cubed
- 2 slices sugar-free herb turkey breast, diced
- 1 ounce cheese, diced (any kind; I used Colby Jack)
- 2 tbsp Soom tahini
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients except tahini, salt, and pepper to a large salad bowl.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle with tahini.
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.