Dressings, Sauces + Dips

Tahini Date Spread Recipe from Dr. Fuhrman's book EAT TO LIVE recipe sectionI’m up to something new!  I’ve decided I’m going to make and post the recipes from Dr. Fuhrman’s book “Eat to Live” under the “7 Days of Vegetarian Meal Plans (For Aggressive Weight Loss),” that you can find starting on page 240.  When I completed the 6 week plan I didn’t take the time to make many of the recipes in the book, I basically just stuck to the nutritarian guidelines and made what I could within those parameters.  Now, I’m no longer a nutritarian novice and I’m in this for the long haul (not just a quick fix), so I need to take the time to try these recipes out!  I’m so glad I started with Dr. Fuhrman’s Portobello Red Pepper Pita recipe and this amazing tahini spread!

Dr Fuhrman Tahini Date Spread Recipe MyMommaToldMe.comWhen I first snuck a taste of this spread I was immediately in love!  It has a wonderful nutty taste, with just a hint of sweetness from the dates.  It tastes incredible by itself but when you add it with the Portobello Red Pepper Pita it becomes out-of-this-world delicious!

Ingredients for Dr Fuhrman Tahini Date Spread Recipe MyMommaToldMe.comMade with just a few whole ingredients and a high speed blender, you can make a batch of this sauce that will last your dipping and spreading needs for about a week (mine lasted for 2 weeks because I only used it when I made the pita recipe, which BTW we’ve had 4 times in 2 weeks).

Tahini Date Spread Vitamix Dr. Fuhrman Recipe by MyMommaToldMe.comTwo things I can’t recommend enough: (1) a Vitamix (I have never regretted this major life purchase!) and (2) theses cute half-pint mason jars (perfect for storing all the incredible vegan sauces you make in your Vitamix!)!

TAHINI DATE SPREAD by Dr. Fuhrman, found on page 278 of “Eat to Live”


  • 3/4 cup raw tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medjool date, pitted and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp. no salt seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce

Directions: Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor or high-powered blender until creamy!

Portobello Red Pepper Pitas with extra Tahini Date Sauce by MyMommaToldMe.comSmother this sauce all over your Portobello Red Pepper Pitas, see recipe here!




xo, Kristen
Kristen Hong of Hello Nutritarian

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  • melmoo says:

    What do you use for your no salt seasoning?

    • Kristen says:

      Hi melmoo! So I used a freeze-dried herb blend I found at Sprouts it’s called “LITEHOUSE Salad Herb Blend.” I have also used Trader Joe’s “21 Seasoning Salute” which is salt free! Hope this helps and I can’t wait to know how you like the recipe!

  • anna says:

    Hello, I love your blog! Do you know of an onion, garlic, salt-free seasonings? I do not onion or garlic and thinking I probably need to make my own mix. Thanks.

    • Kristen says:

      Hi Anna!

      Thanks so much for the kind words! So, no I don’t know of one off hand!

      If you make one please come on back and post the recipe for others–I’m sure it would be really helpful!!

      xo, Kristen

  • Lionel says:

    Hey Kristen! Your blog is amazing!! I’m so glad I’ve found this site. I just started Dr. Fuhrman’s program and I think this is going to help me A LOT!! Keep doing what you do! Thanks!

  • Megan says:

    How many does this serve (how many full pitas)?

    • Kristen | Hello Nutritarian says:

      Hi Megan,

      This recipe is from Dr. Furhman’s book “Eat to Live” on pp. 278-279. He doesn’t say anything more than “spread generous amount of the tahini spread on the top half of each pita.”

      Sorry I couldn’t be more help!

      xo, Kristen

  • gm says:

    I love your site and Instagram! So helpful! I just made this spread and we’re going to have pitas tonight. There’s a lot of this spread, any other suggestions for what to eat with it for the rest of the week? Thanks!

    • Kristen Hong says:

      Thanks so much for your support on Instagram–very much appreciated!

      I love using it as a dip with carrots, cucumbers and bell peppers! You can also thin it out with water to use as a salad dressing!

  • Marsha says:

    I love you Kristen❤️ I’m a 74 year old granny who is always willing to learn. You are the best and thanks for the amazing recipes.

    • Kristen Hong says:

      Oh, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know that you’re finding my work helpful in your journey, Marsha! Wishing you all the best!