A tangy Tahini Lemon Dressing that is the perfect addition to any salad. Simple, quick, and full of amazing flavor!
This creamy and nutty homemade dressing has quickly become a favorite of mine. I was pretty hesitant when it came to tahini, but mixed with the lemon juice it is beyond perfect! I love that this dressing recipe only uses 5 ingredients and takes all of 2 minutes to make, not to mention, versatile. It is just as great on rice bowls or vegetables as it is on salads!
Since making the switch to whole food plant-based, I have never been more into dressings and dips! I realized early on that if I have a great dressing, I’ll eat twice as many vegetables or salads without feeling like I’m missing my old foods. The transition was made so much easier thanks to flavor packed dressings like this one.
Let’s make some!
First, I know what you’re wondering…
What is Tahini?
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds. It originated in the Middle East and is used by itself or in dips like hummus. It is super rich and creamy with a nutty flavor that makes it great in pretty much any type of recipe, but especially dressings.
Tahini Lemon Dressing Ingredients
To make this dressing, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card below for detailed amounts and instructions!
- Tahini – Love the nutty flavor of tahini mixed with the lemon in this dressing!
- Lemon – One whole lemon, juiced
- Garlic – Minced garlic is what I keep on hand, but fresh works too.
- Sea salt & pepper – To taste
- Water – You want to use hot water to help thin out the tahini and bring everything together.
How Do You Make This Tahini Lemon Dressing?
To make this dressing recipe, simply place all ingredients into blender or food processor and pulse until combined. Ta-da! You can also put the ingredients into an airtight and shake shake shake until emulsified.
Ways to use this Tahini Lemon Dressing
This dressing is a great one to keep in your fridge because there are a multitude of ways to use it!
- On this white bean kale salad
- As a topping on any type of vegetables
- Added to any green salad
- Mixed into rice or farro
- On a lentil salad
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