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Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing {Whole30,Paleo,Vegan}

A light and creamy Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing that’s so easy to make from scratch.  A healthy dressing that is great on salads, roasted veggies, meat, or as a dip. This garlicky vegan sauce might just change your life!

a jar of lemo tahini salad dressing with halved lemons and fresh thyme

My general “mehness” about salads is pretty well-known. I mostly find them boring and uninspiring. Half of the time I feel like a cow just sitting there chewing and chewing. Moo.

But, with the right toppings like this lemon tahini salad dressing and Crunchy Salad Toppers, I’m all in. It’s bright, creamy, flavorful and so simple to make. You can easily customize it to your preferences and make the dressing of your dreams. Assuming you dream about dressing?

In my dreams, salad is made from candy and the dressing is chocolate, but I suppose the reality of an actual healthy salad and creamy tahini dressing is more realistic. 

Sometimes being an adult sucks.

Is Tahini Sauce Healthy?

Yep! Tahini is essentially ground sesame seeds. Most brands only have salt added but do check the ingredients for any hidden stuff.

It’s delicious (tastes a bit like peanut butter) but has a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Where is Tahini in the Store?

In mainstream stores, I usually find it by the peanut butter. If you have a well-stock international store (lucky you!) it may be shelved with other Middle Eastern foods.

You can also find it on Amazon or on Thrive (take an extra 25% off your first order).

What Ingredients Are in Tahini Dressing?

We’re keeping it super simple with:

  • Tahini
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice/zest
  • Apple cider vinegar

tahini, lemon, olive oil, and garlic for making vegan tahini dressing

What Goes With Tahini Dressing?

I love Lemon Tahini Dressing on salad, veggies (like Air Fryer Cauliflower, Roasted Asparagus, and Crispy Oven-Roasted Butternut Squash), grilled meat, grain bowls, or as a dip with veggies.

And if you really want to rock healthy eating and meal prep, roast up a bunch of veggies for the week and drizzle some creamy tahini dressing over the top just prior to serving. Check out the Ultimate Guide to Roasting Frozen Vegetables for veggie roasting inspiration. Vegspiraction?

Here’s How to Make it

*Detailed and printable recipe card is available at the bottom of this post.

Combine tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice/zest, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Whisk to combine. 

Slowly add in warm water until the tahini dressing is at your desired consistency. That’s it! Don’t make it complicated.

salad with lemon tahini salad dressing

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Use warm water for easier blending.
  • If you want a totally smooth (aka, no garlic chunks) dressing, you can blend the lemon tahini salad dressing in a food processor.
  • Will keep for one week in the fridge.

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a jar of lemo tahini salad dressing with halved lemons and fresh thyme
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Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing {Whole30,Paleo,Vegan}
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Light and creamy Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing made from scratch.  A healthy dressing that is great on salads, roasted veggies, meat, or as a dip,

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Creamy Tahini Dressing, Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing, Vegan Tahini Dressing
Servings: 10
Calories: 50 kcal
Author: Sarah Cook - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Finely mince your garlic.

  2. Combine tahini, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice/zest, and apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Whisk to combine. 

  3. Slowly add in warm water until the tahini dressing is at your desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

Use warm water for easier blending.

 

If you want a totally smooth (aka, no garlic chunks) dressing, you can blend the lemon tahini salad dressing in a food processor.

 

Will keep for one week in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing {Whole30,Paleo,Vegan}
Amount Per Serving (2 tsp)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments on “Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing {Whole30,Paleo,Vegan}”

  1. Some people may stay away from sesame seeds but I say keto. Looks delicious.