I hate mayo, but I love hummus and tahini. People are always asking for the recipe. The tahini gives it a Middle Eastern feel and the lemon, garlic, and ginger flavors really give it a kick! Easy to make, just needs a blender or a food processor. Experiment by adding a bit more lemon or a bit less garlic, or adding ground mint. Works well on anything, especially on simple salads.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend the tahini, olive oil, water, tamari, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, and black pepper together in a blender until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

109 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 2.3g; fat 10.8g; sodium 258.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
Soooooo yummy. The only changes I made was substituting apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar, canola oil for olive oil - less about 1 tablespoon, adding a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil, and adding about 1 tablespoon of chopped chives. Adding nutritional yeast will thicken it if you find it too thin, but I did not find that necessary. I thought the consistency was perfect the way it is. Very much like Goddess dressing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2011
I surprised by all of the positive reviews. For me the tahini and ginger overwhelmed all of the other flavors. I tried to save it by increasing the other ingredients but it was chalky nonetheless. I will not try it again. Read More
(10)
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2011
Soooooo yummy. The only changes I made was substituting apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar, canola oil for olive oil - less about 1 tablespoon, adding a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil, and adding about 1 tablespoon of chopped chives. Adding nutritional yeast will thicken it if you find it too thin, but I did not find that necessary. I thought the consistency was perfect the way it is. Very much like Goddess dressing. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
We could not stop eating this! We had fondue and dipped everything from vegetables to meats, breads and crackers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
fantastic! I love how it is creamy without using dairy. I added a bit of lemon zest... really just for the scent (on my hands and in the dressing!) thanks Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2011
I surprised by all of the positive reviews. For me the tahini and ginger overwhelmed all of the other flavors. I tried to save it by increasing the other ingredients but it was chalky nonetheless. I will not try it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
This is excellent. I substituted dried ginger & garlic powder and used regular soy sauce instead of tamari, and it was still very good. I am sure it is even better as written. Makes a great dressing for pita sandwiches or dip for pretzels, pita chips, veggies, etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
I wouldn't change a thing--excellent as dressing a sauce for veggies or beans and even for pasta. Bravo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2012
Wow! This recipe actually deserves five stars! Absolutely delicious. I dipped veggies in this and spread it on my veggie and bean burgers. It taste AMAZING on falafels. It kind of tastes like a thick hummus sauce. I'm surprised that only a few people have reviewed this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2011
Super!! Made it as written and it was delicious. Great as a salad dressing or for dipping veggies. Wonderful for dipping Zukes and Cukes. thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
This was better than the salad dressing at my favorite middle eastern restaurant. Read More
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