Lemon Tahini Dressing

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Lemon Tahini Dressing is the perfect sauce for everyone. It’s vegan, gluten-free, has a nutty taste, and is super easy to make!

A pitcher of lemon tahini dressing.

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About Tahini Dressing

Tahini dressing is a perfect sauce for roasted veggies like brussels sprouts and roasted sweet potatoes. Give this great recipe a try, especially if you haven’t tried tahini before.

Don’t worry about picky kids trying it too, it’s something the family will love and lemon juice in this recipe will make it even more delicious.

Why This Tahini Salad Dressing Recipe is a Keeper

We love this easy tahini recipe because it takes only 5 minutes and uses super easy ingredients.

  • 5 Minutes: Since there’s no cook time for this salad dressing, it only takes 5 minutes to make.
  • Easy Ingredients: Most of these ingredients are probably already around your kitchen.
  • Family Friendly: Anyone who likes hummus is going to love this tahini sauce.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: This sauce will last for a week in the refrigerator, perfect to try on different leftovers.

If you’re looking for more sauce recipes, try these Copycat Panera Green Goddess Dressing, Chinese Dumpling Sauce and Creamy Sriracha Sauce

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What is Tahini?

The sauce with lemon pieces beside it.

Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds! It is in many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. Tahini is also usually a main ingredient in hummus.

Recipe Ingredient Notes for Lemon Tahini Dressing

Ingredients to make lemon tahini dressing.
  • Tahini: Tahini can sometimes be tricky to find but, it can be purchased online or in stores like Whole Foods.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements. Thank you so much for trying our recipe.

Variations and Substitutions for the Best Tahini Sauce Recipe

  • Sesame Seeds: Sesame is the base of tahini. Go ahead and make your own tahini with a food processor for a more fresh flavor.
  • Sriracha: Sriracha can be added into the blender before blending to add a little spice to your nutty tahini sauce.

Special Equipment Needed for this Tahini Dressing Recipe

  • Blender: The only piece of equipment you’ll need for this recipe, besides basic measuring spoons and cups, is a blender. If you don’t have a blender you can whisk the tahini and that will work too.

How to Make Tahini Lemon Sauce for Roasted Cauliflower or Buddha Bowls

To make this recipe, you will only need about 5 minutes as well as some easy ingredients. Perfect for roasted vegetables such as cauliflower.

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These are the basic steps for making Lemon Tahini Dressing. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Instructions for making lemon tahini dressing.

STEP 1: Add & Blend

Add together the tahini, water, olive oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, honey and salt to a blender. Puree for 1 minute until emulsified.

STEP 2: Adjust this Easy Tahini Sauce

This is the time to adjust the consistency if needed. Add more water to thin and adjust the flavor with more or less of any ingredients to your personal preferences.

Lemon Tahini FAQs

Use this tahini dressing on salads, with a veggie platter, falafel, pita bread or anything else you love to eat.

I wouldn’t add cheese directly into the tahini sauce but go ahead and use cheese on a salad or falafel!

If you accidently made your dressing is too runny, blend in more tahini until it’s the desired consistency.

A close up on the finished sauce.

Expert Tips to Make Tahini Sauce and Use Tahini Salad Dressing Recipe

  • Fresh Parsley or Mint: Add parsley or mint when you make tahini sauce for an added fresh taste. Perfect for baba ganoush, grain bowls , buddha bowl or whatever you especially love.
  • Storage: Store the lemon tahini sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Water: The amount of water in this recipe can vary! This will allow you to make a thicker tahini dip, perfect for coating veggies, or a light drizzle for your salad. Or add more lemon juice to the base recipe.
  • Maple Syrup: Instead of honey, try adding a touch of maple syrup.
  • Miso Paste: Add some miso paste in with the other ingredients, it’s delicious for this creamy tahini sauce. It will become your favorite recipe.

What to Serve with Tahini Salad Dressing

A pitcher of lemon tahini dressing.
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Lemon Tahini Dressing

Yield: 1 Cup
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Tahini Dressing is the perfect dressing for everyone. It’s vegan, gluten-free, has a nutty taste, and is super easy to make!
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Tahini, (Sesame Paste)
  • ¼ to 1 cup Water, to personal preference
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Honey, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a smoothie-style blender and puree for 1 minute until emulsified.
  • Adjust the consistency at this time with additional water, then adjust the flavor with more or less of any ingredients to your personal preferences.

Expert Tips

  • Fresh Parsley or Mint: Add parsley or mint to this tahini sauce for an added fresh taste.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Water: The amount of water can vary! This will allow you to make a thicker, creamy tahini sauce (perfect for coating veggies or your salad) or a light drizzle.
  • Maple Syrup: Instead of honey, try adding a touch of maple syrup.
  • Miso Paste: Add some miso paste in with the other ingredients, it’s delicious.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 970kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g | Monounsaturated Fat: 53g | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic-inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients, and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible to the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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