I like making this creamy tahini dressing during spring and summer, when you can easily get local lettuce, cucumbers and carrots. It works well as a salad dressing, but also as a vegetable dip. I’ve actually used it to drizzle over baked tofu a few times, too. This recipe is really easy to put together, and can be kept for 2 or 3 days.
What is tahini?
Tahini (amazon link) is sesame-seed paste, which can be used in hummus or baba ghanoush, amongst other things. It is delicious when used in falafels.
Here, I’ve used it to create a creamy dressing/dip. This dressing is really fresh-tasting, so I tend to make it in the warmer months of the year. I like to serve it at BBQs, small gatherings, and spring parties. It’s a nice alternative to ranch dressing, or other store-bought salad dressing.
Although tahini is really tasty and nutty in flavour, another thing that I enjoy about it is the health benefits.
Nutritional Profile for a Serving of Tahini
One tablespoon (15 grams) has:
- Calories: 89
- Protein: 3 grams
- Carbs: 3 grams
- Fat: 8 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Copper: 27% of your daily value
- Selenium: 9% of your daily value
- Phosphorus: 9% of your daily value
- Iron: 7% of your daily value
- Zinc: 6% of your daily value
Where can I find tahini?
Tahini can be found at Middle Eastern markets, grocery stores or online, at places like Amazon. Learn more about Tahini.
Tahini Dressing Recipe
I hope you like this vegan lemon tahini dressing recipe!
VEGAN LEMON-TAHINI DRESSING/DIP
- food processor
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tablespoons tahini
- 1/2 lemon squeezed
- pinch salt to taste
- 1/4 cup warm water
- In a food processor, add garlic and grind
- Spoon-in 3 T of tahini
- Add 1/2 lemon
- Mix together
- Add salt to taste
- Add water a little at a time - you can make this as thick or thin as you'd like
Here is another salad dressing recipe that you might like: