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Tahini Dressing

Looking for a salad dressing that's a bit tangy, creamy, and a bit hearty all at the same time?   This tahini salad dressing just may be the ticket.

What I love about this dairy-free dressing is that it's so versatile and becomes my favorite sauce for any grilled foods, in particular chicken and vegetables. 

It's amazing on salads, of course, but also a great dipping sauce for fries! 

Course dressing/sauce, Salad, Tahini Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 83 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1/4 cup creamy tahini paste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • water as needed to get the right consistency (2-3 tablespoons usually)
  • (optional: freshly ground pepper or dijon mustard to taste)


  1. Place the tahini and all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together. You may also use a blender or food processor.

  2. Add water as needed to get the right consistency.

  3. Drizzle this dressing on salads, grilled vegetables, as a dip and more!

  4. Keeps well in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

  5. Makes one cup
Nutrition Facts
Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.