Miso Tahini Tarragon Vegan Butter | Soy-free

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Miso Tahini Tarragon Vegan Butter

Several years ago, one of my favorite restaurants, Millennium, in San Francisco had a particular bread spread they would serve with fresh bread, just as you were seated. This particular spread wasn't buttery, but it had a particular creamy buttery oomph that actually made it taste better than butter when it was slathered on your crusty slice. And since it obviously wasn't butter, you could spread on even more without getting funny looks from your Mom across the table. You could run out of it and confidently ask for more, again and again! Then one day they switched over to a fava bean-based spread that was sadly sub par and the bread spread I loved oh so much mysteriously disappeared from existence. This savory bread spread made a lasting impression on me and I knew that one day I would rise to the challenge and create my own rich version.

The nuances of packing richness and savoriness into Vegan Butter

Although Miso Tahini Tarragon Vegan Butter is different from the creamy Millennium bread spread of yore, like the restaurant's version, I feel it fills the niche that so many vegan butters and spreads lack; the ability to provide a rich, savory kick that butter can't even do. This is because the tahini adds sharpness, the miso adds savory complexity and the tarragon ties it all together with an irresistible herbaceousness. And since it's Vegan Butter, it can be used in baking savory items like pie crusts for vegan pot pies, pizza crusts or even biscuits while keeping dough textures intact.

Vegan Butter is designed to mimic real butter in vegan baking applications. Like real butter, Vegan Butter is more solid than tub margarine and not as spreadable. This is so it can perform optimally in vegan baking applications. If your goal is to have a conveniently softer, spreadable Vegan Butter, swap out 1 Tablespoon of the coconut oil with 1 additional Tablespoon vegetable oil.

It's important to use shiro miso in Miso Tahini Tarragon Vegan Butter. Golden hued shiro miso has a delicate savory flavor compared to the funk of the other misos, mainly due to it not being fermented as long.

Learn more about the food science behind Vegan Butter.

Miso Tahini Tarragon Vegan Butter Recipe

½ cup + 1 Tablespoon refined coconut oil, melted
2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoons tahini
1 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoons shiro miso
1 Tablespoon (about 3 grams) fresh tarragon
 
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum or ½ + ⅛ teaspoon psyllium husk powder

1) Melt the coconut oil

Melt the coconut oil in a microwave so it's barely melted and as close to room temperature as possible. 

2) Mix your Vegan Butter ingredients

Place the coconut oil, tahini, miso, tarragon, canola oil, lecithin and xanthan gum in a food processor. Process for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides halfway through the duration. If you have a VitaMix, blend on the lowest setting for 1 minute.

3) Transfer the Vegan Butter to a mold so it solidifies

Pour the mixture into a mold and place it in the freezer to solidify. An ice cube mold works well. The vegan butter should be ready to use in about an hour. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or wrapped in plastic wrap in the freezer for up to 1 year. This recipe makes 1 cup (215 grams) of Miso Tahini Tarragon Vegan Butter, or the equivalent of 2 sticks vegan butter.

For more vegan butter recipes check out the Vegan Butter section.
 

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4.0

very good, id recommend for sure!

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5.0

You have a great recipe of Miso Tahini Tarragon Vegan Butter!

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3.0

This was good but ive had better. thanks for sharing

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4.0

I really liked this. thanks for sharing.

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4.0

good

This was a good recipe. i recommend.

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5.0

I love Miso, this was a sooooo good. thank you for posting

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5.0

Made me see Miso in a whole new light

Not a big fan of miso (mostly exposed to it in soup form), but this recipe made me see it in a new light. In butter form, it's splended. I now have a reason to include miso in my grocery list. Kudos to the author.

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Delicious

Hey, this recipe is awesome! I just tried it and it is amazing

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You need to try it!

This recipe was awesome! I tried it last night and my kids loved it!

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5.0

Love Sweet Dish

Everytime i am searching to make sweet dish. Maybe is a perfect searching site for me.

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Gotta Try It

While I'm not vegan, I am looking for ways to eat healthier while trying to find things that are still tasty. This looks like it'll fit the bill nicely. Thank you!

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5.0

The best vegan butter ever!

Such an incredible recipe - you have to try it now!

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Vegan Loving

Excellent choice for vegans!

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This recipe looks delicious!!

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Tree Service Fredericksburg

Thank you for sharing a great recipe!

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thanks

great recipe!
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(Updated: June 02, 2020)
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5.0

AMAZING

This. Is. Divine.
Thanks for a wonderful share-love it!

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FUNKY!/GOOD!

So my partner and I tried this this weekend because we happened to have the major ingredients in house. What a funky little treat. Soy free, probz not, but we're ok with eating soy right now

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5.0

Lovely

I love tarragon, can't wait to try this!

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GREAT

Great masterpiece! Deserves good reviews!

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Thanks

This should have so many more reviews. So creamy and so yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe

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4.0

Intereksting

Looks pretty good. I wonder how it tastes? I wonder if it's actually soy-free? Worth a try I guess!

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Hi Mattie -

The spread looks delicious, but I won't be trying it - because I'm afraid you're dead wrong about it being soy-free. Miso is fermented soybean paste! For someone with a serious soy intolerance or allergy (like my husband), this spread would mean a trip to the hospital.

Your site has a lot of fantastic information, but please be very careful to know exactly what is in your ingredients before you label a recipe free of such a common allergen.

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5.0

fabulous savoury butter

This is so easy to make and absolutely creamy and delicious, with a pate type creaminess. I haven't yet added tarragon as I never have any but I will try that soon.

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could this be the bread spread you are talking about...from Millenium cookbook

http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/9467016/millennium-tofu-spread/

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Nice find lea! Wow it's fascinating to see how they make that stuff. Now I know why it's so good. No wonder I haven't been able to find it there anymore- it looks extremely labor-intensive for a bread spread! Here's to hoping it makes it back onto their menu soon. Thanks for sharing!

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