Lemon Tahini Dressing

This tangy, classic dressing with a hint of sesame is ready in 5 minutes. Not only tasty on a salad, but drizzle it over roasted or grilled veggies, just about any side dish.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 3 tablespoons tahini paste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, water, garlic, salt, and pepper in a mini food processor or blender; process until pureed and smooth.

  2. If dressing is too thick, add 1 teaspoon water and blend to thin. Continue adding water by the teaspoon until you reach your desired consistency.

Cook's Note:

This also may be whisked by hand. Store in a jar in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
9g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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