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a spoon scooping lemon tahini dressing out of a bowl

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 15 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This Lemon Tahini Dressing is perfect to enjoy on salads, bowls or however you like!


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp cold water


  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl and continue mixing until smooth and creamy (it might take a couple of minutes to come together.) 
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed. 


    Authentic tahini should be pretty runny. This is what you want. Don’t buy a “sesame butter” that is a thick spread, this will be much harder to mix into a creamy dressing.

    If you find tahini to be a bit bitter, adding acid (like lemon juice) to it will help remove any bitterness. That’s why this dressing shouldn’t have any bitter taste.

    Store this dressing in a jar in the fridge for up to 10 days.


      • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
      • Calories: 100 calories
      • Sugar: 1g
      • Fat: 10g
      • Carbohydrates: 1g
      • Fiber: 0g
      • Protein: 0g

      Keywords: lemon tahini dressing, tahini dressing, tahini sauce