Lemon Tahini Dressing
Updated May 13, 2022
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Lemon tahini dressing is oil-free, dairy-free and vegan. It’s a tasty, creamy, zesty salad dressing that’s super versatile and adaptable. Even better, it can be made quickly with just a handful of ingredients – and it uses my tahini recipe as the base.
Easy Lemon Tahini Dressing
I had a request a couple of weeks ago over on my YouTube channel for an oil-free salad dressing. And I had to think about it. Because I tend to be that person that just splashes olive oil and balsamic vinegar straight on top of my salad. Not creative at all, but it’s simple and tasty.
With an entire jar of tahini sitting in my fridge, leftover from my recent how to make tahini video, it only made sense to whip up this creamy and flavorful lemon tahini dressing. And to be honest, I just love receiving comments and recipe requests from you guys, so I’m always happy to oblige.
Lemon Tahini Dressing Recipe Video
While it’s really easy to whisk this dressing together, it always helps to watch a step-by-step tutorial video. Give it a watch below!
Lemon Tahini Dressing Ingredients
Want to know what’s in this recipe? Just a handful of simple ingredients including:
- Lemon juice
- Garlic clove
- Maple Syrup
- Salt and pepper
How to Make Lemon Tahini Dressing
Most salad dressings are fairly easy to whip up and this one is no different. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together.
But what makes this lemon tahini dressing awesome is that it’s oil-free and super creamy. Tahini (if you don’t know) is just toasted and ground sesame seeds. And sesame seeds (like all seeds and nuts) have natural oils. So there’s no need to add any extra oil into this recipe. Bonus, it’s got that delicious nutty, seedy flavor to it.
Tahini Dressing is Naturally Creamy
This lemon tahini dressing (and maple mustard tahini dressing) is also a great dairy-free alternative for those who might be used to creamy ranch dressings. It can be made thicker or thinner with more or less water, so feel free to adapt to your liking.
A thicker version would make a great tahini sauce or dip, for vegetables or my Ultimate Seed Crackers. And a thinner version (with just a bit more water) makes for lightened up lemon tahini dressing.
You could also add another clove of garlic for a more zesty flavor or sprinkle in some dried spices, like parsley, thyme or rosemary. If you need a little inspiration on dried spices, make sure to watch my Spice Drawer Organization video.
More Creamy Dairy-Free Sauces
For more deliciously creamy sauces, make sure to check out these recipes – they’re tasty and versatile!
Lemon Tahini Dressing
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together.
- Store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.
- Add more water as needed for a thinner consistency.
- This recipe makes approximately 2/3 cup of dressing.
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