This simple easy-to-make Lemon Tahini Dressing is not only for salads! It's also delicious on grilled or roasted vegetables or as a mayonnaise-free dressing for potato salad! Made with tahini, lemon, and garlic, this is an easy blender recipe.
I haven't been much of a tahini fan . . . until now. This Simple Lemon Tahini Dressing has made me a convert!
What is tahini?
Tahini is a paste made from hulled sesame seeds. It is commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes.
You'll find it either in your grocery store, either with the nut butters, oils, and condiments or in the ethnic foods aisle.
It's not only the creamy, vibrant taste that I've learned to love, I like it because it's a healthy option too.
While it has the consistency of peanut butter, it is much higher in calcium and protein and has lower levels of saturated fat. It's suitable for all diets: keto, paleo, and vegan!
Sesame tahini is a common ingredient in hummus and Baba Ganoush, but it's a versatile ingredient that can be used in many ways.
How to use Lemon Tahini Dressing
I've discovered that this tahini dressing's light, lemon flavour is the perfect topping for roasted asparagus. Just a light drizzle is all that's needed to dress up plain asparagus!
I also use this simple Lemon Tahini Dressing on kale salad, on grilled or roasted vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower. It makes a light mayo-free dressing for my springtime potato salad.
It's delicious as a dip for Crispy Baked Zucchini Patties, too. A little dollop on top adds lots of flavour to these already tasty fritters.
Drizzle it on pretty much anything . . . or everything! Try it on these Lemon Tahini Roasted Vegetables. Yum!
Ready in 5 minutes! Simply combine sesame tahini with lemon and garlic and thin with a little oil and warm water. Season with salt to taste. A mini food processor or blender works well for this recipe.
Once your jar of tahini is opened, it will last in the fridge for up to a month or more. Refrigerate this lemon tahini dressing and it will stay fresh for a week or so.
Simple Lemon Tahini Dressing
- ¼ cup sesame tahini
- 1 medium lemon, zest and juice of
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp warm water
- 2 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 pinch dried chili flakes for sprinkling (optional)
- Put all ingredients except chili flakes in a mini food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Serve with roasted vegetables like asparagus, broccoli or cauliflower. or use as a dressing for potato salad. Sprinkle with dried chili flakes, if desired.