Creamy Tahini Dressing
Feeling a bit nutty?! Try my creamy tahini dressing on salads, sandwiches, vegetables, lean protein and more!
I’m not normally a tahini gal, but this Creamy Tahini Dressing has me singing a different tune. It’s light enough to enjoy every day and flavorful enough… well, to enjoy every day! Try it once and you’ll be hooked. With just a few ingredients, this dressing comes together in only a few minutes . It goes great with just about every combination of seasonal greens, grains and vegetables, and is sure to become a household favorite.
What is tahini?
Tahini, sometimes called tahina, is a smooth ground sesame butter or paste traditionally used in Middle Eastern cuisine.
It’s perfect on a fresh salad, nourishing grain bowl or generously drizzle over literally any roasted vegetable. My personal favorites are crispy broccolini, cauliflower, carrots, sweet potato, Brussels sprouts and squash. I also like to top with a sprinkle of toasted sunflower seeds and a touch of fresh herbs to instantly elevate this simple staple into something a bit more special. Quick, easy, delicious and nourishing from the inside out! Additionally, as always, feel free to mix and match
Why You’ll Love It
Extra virgin olive oil and tahini are both great for inflammation; tahini is also rich in copper, which helps the body absorb iron, control blood pressure and form blood clots, as well as selenium
Studies also show that sesamol, a natural chemical found in sesame seeds and sesame oil, has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging benefits
Homemade dressings made from pure whole ingredients don’t require the use of additives, emulsifiers or preservatives; they also are lower in total sugar content, which can be fully controlled by you at home
It’s a great recipe to make for salads, grain bowls, vegetables, chicken etc. and can be made in bulk beforehand
My recommendation? Double the recipe, store in a mason jar and enjoy it all week.
Effort / ROI
Recipe Cost Breakdown
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil: $0.99
2 tbsp Dijon mustard: $0.16
2 tbsp maple syrup: $0.87
1 clove garlic: $0.06
3 tbsp lemon juice: $0.48
¼ cup tahini: $1.49
Total Cost: $4.05
What You’ll Need
|3 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
|2 tbsp Dijon mustard
|2 tbsp maple syrup
|1 clove garlic
|½ teaspoon fine sea salt
|Filtered water, as needed for consistency
|¼ cup tahini
|¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil