This magical, delicious elixir deserves its blog post. This dressing was first used on a cauliflower salad many years ago. I have continued to use it in salads, side dishes and meal preps. Here’s the Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe as it stands. You can save it to your computer and refer back to it whenever you like. Don’t wait to try this lemon tahini dressing! You are missing out!
WHAT IS TAHINI?
Tahini is a paste made from the ground sesame seed. Imagine peanut butter but with sesame seed paste. It has a distinct flavor, mildly bitter and slightly nutty. Tahini can be found in grocery stores near peanut butter and middle eastern ingredients.
Tahini can be kept in the fridge for up to three months. This dressing will be a favorite, and it is the key ingredient in making homemade Hummus.
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 to this recipe. Bonus, it’s got that delicious nutty, seedy flavor to it.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE TAHINI
This dressing is unique because it contains Tahini. The nutty-bitter taste is perfect for balancing lemon and garlic. However, the thick texture emulsifies the lemon juice with water to make a creamy dressing (without dairy).
WHAT PERIOD DOES THIS DRESSING LISTEN?
I recommend that homemade dressings be kept in the refrigerator for five days. You should be aware that fresh ingredients like garlic and dry spices may contain yeast and mold, which can cause the dressing to ferment.
HOW TO USE LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
This amazing dressing was originally used in my Roasted Cauliflower Salad. However, I have also used it in other salads like this Mediterranean Farro Salad. You can also drizzle this dressing over roasted vegetables or bowl meals. It can also be used to make wrap sandwiches.
Do I have to use fresh lemons?
Nope! Although I have some fresh lemons in these photos, I prefer to use bottled lemon juice. This is for both convenience and price. Although fresh lemons will make the dressing more flavorful, it is not a deal-breaker.
LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
This dressing is quick and easy and has strong lemon, garlic, and nutty Tahini flavors. Use this dressing to drizzle over salads and roasted vegetables.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Tbsp per person
- 1/3 cup Tahini ($1.13)
- 1/3 cup water ($0.00
- 1/4 cup lemon juice ($0.18)
- 2 cloves minced garlic ($0.16)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin ($0.05
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, creamy, and thick. Serve immediately, or let cool in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat.
Serving: 2 Tbsp Calories : 62.31 Kcal Carbohydrates : 2.95 G Protein : 1.79 g Fat : 5.39 g sodium : 74.73 mg Fiber : 0.99 g