Tahini Gravy Recipe (Vegan + Gluten-Free) - From My Bowl (2024)

by Caitlin Shoemaker

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This Tahini Gravy is creamy, rich, and made with only 5 healthy ingredients! Naturally Vegan, Gluten-Free, and delicious.

Let’s be real – a sauce canmake or break a dish. And when it comes to Gravy?! I ain’t got time to fool around with sub-par variations.

Luckily this Tahini Gravy isn’t either – it’s Vegan, Gluten-Free, and made with only 5 plant-based ingredients – but stillhearty,delicious, and hasgreat depth of flavor.

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While this Tahini Gravy isn’ttraditionalin terms of flavor, I still think it isso dang delicious. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tahini: I actually adapted the recipe from my Mom a few years ago – her original version calls for Vegetable Oil, but I thought this sesame spread would be a perfect nutty substitution!
  • Nutritional Yeast: this gives the recipe great depth of flavor and oomph. The secret to extra deliciousness? Toasting it beforehand!
  • Vegetable Broth: makes the gravy pourable, and also adds some extra goodness.
  • Tamari: again, for depth of flavor + body
  • and finally,some Gluten-Free Flour: to thicken everything up! I like to useBrown Rice Flour, but an All-Purpose GF Blend will work as well.


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The “assembly” portion of this recipe couldn’t be any easier, too. Simplytoast your Nutritional Yeast + Flour for a few minutes,whisk in the remaining ingredients, andsimmeruntil thickened to your liking! All in all this recipe takesless than 10 minutes to make, but the serving possibilities are endless 😉

I love to drizzle this gravy over Mashed Potatoes and/or my VeganLentil Loaf (coming soon!),but it’s equally delicious with a side of Roasted Veggies. However you serve it, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser! Even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy this Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, and Oil-Free goodness.

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  • I used Brown Rice Flour to thicken my gravy, but have had success with a generic Gluten-Free flour blend as well. If you are not GF, you can also use All Purpose Flour.
  • This Gravy will thicken with time and as it cools, so I suggest that you make it as close to serving as possible. If you do have to reheat it, add additional Water or Vegetable Broth to it and whisk until smooth.
  • This recipe can also be made with Soy Sauce and/or Liquid Aminos, but I would strongly recommend you stick with the Tamari – I find it has the most depth of flavor.

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If you’re looking for more Vegan Thanksgiving recipes, you’ll also love this Easy Stovetop Stuffing and this Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂


Tahini Gravy Recipe

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This Tahini Gravy is creamy, rich, and made with only 5 healthy ingredients! Naturally Vegan, Gluten-Free, and delicious.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: ~ 2 cups
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American




  1. Bring a medium pot or saucepan to medium heat and add the Nutritional Yeast and Flour. Toast for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. The Nutritional Yeast will darken in color and release a fragrant “smoke” once toasted.
  2. Pour the Vegetable Broth, Tahini, and Tamari into the warm saucepan, whisking rapidly to combine. Raise the heat to medium-high until the mixture begins to bubble, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until thickened to your liking.
  3. Serve immediately, and store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 7 days. This gravy will thicken as it cools, so I suggest reheating with extra Vegetable Broth or Water until it smooths out again.


  • I suggest using either Brown Rice Flour, an All-Purpose GF Flour Blend, or regular AP Flour for this recipe. This recipe willnot work well with other GF Flours (Almond, Oat, Coconut, White Rice, etc) as they thicken differently with heat.
  • Vegetable Broth can also be substituted for Mushroom, Vegan Beef, or Chicken-Flavored Broth
  • Tamari may be substituted for Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce (not GF), but I recommend sticking with Tamari if you can as it has the best depth of flavor

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This post was updated 11/2021 with new photos and copy

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