Creamy Tahini Dressing

10 Minutes

super easy


The smoothest, lightest, most flavorful tahini dressing you will ever eat

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. 

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

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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

Nutritional Information

172 Calories
15 g Total Fat
309 mg Sodium
8 g Total Carbs
1 g Fiber
4 g Sugar
2 g Protein



Add all ingredients into a small food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
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Can always mix by hand (with minced garlic) but I find that the best consistency comes with a high speed blender.
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Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
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It’s a great recipe to have handy so I often double it depending on what meals I have planned for the week


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