Creamy Tahini Dressing
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
|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|