Tahini Dressing

by Monique

This Tahini Dressing is creamy, rich and comes together in just 5 minutes! It's perfect for topping salads, wraps, falafel and more.

Dressing in a glass jar with a wooden spoon and a lemon and garlic in the background with sesame seeds scattered on the board.

I love a good Tahini Dressing. Creamy, savory and rich with a slightly tangy and sweet flavor. Perfect for all things salad, wraps, sandwiches, falafel and so much more! 

This recipe comes together with just 6 ingredients and five minutes total. It is not only easy to make but mighty delicious and much healthier than a traditional oil based dressing.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Tahini – Use a good runny Tahini. It should be unsalted to control the salt in the recipe. 
  • Lemon – This adds a brightness and a tangy flavor that is needed for the dressing. Fresh is best. 
  • Garlic – You will want to either finely mince or use a garlic press for your garlic.
  • Maple Syrup – Use pure maple syrup not the breakfast kind. 
  • Salt & Pepper – I use Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper.
Wooden Platter with ingredients for dressing labeled.

How To Make:

First get your ingredients together and finely mince or press your garlic in a garlic press. Into a small bowl add your tahini, garlic, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper.

Small bowl on a wooden platter filled with dressing ingredients with a wisk setting next to the bowl.

Now still until the ingredients are very well incorporate together. 

Wooden platter with a small bowl of dressing with a whisk in it.

The tahini sauce will be very thick before adding the water. 

Close up shot of the dressing with a whisk in the bowl.

Slowly add water until the dressing is the consistency you would like. 

If you add the full 1/4 cup the dressing will look a bit watery at first but will thicken as it chills in the refrigerator. 

Dressing on a wooden platter in a bowl with a whisk in it.

Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. You can use it right away or allow it to chill in the refrigerator. 

I generally make this ahead and allow mine to chill for a few hours or overnight. 

How To Store:

Store your dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. I would not recommend freezing your dressing.

Tips For Success:

  • Use good Tahini. The flavor of the dressing will heavily rely on the tahini you use. You will want a good quality Tahini that is not too bitter. 
  • Roll your lemon before juicing. Roll your lemon back and forth on the counter with a little bit of pressure. This helps to break down the membranes and makes juicing easier. 
  • Chill for the best results. I don’t know about you but I prefer my dressing cold. It isn’t a required step but I like to chill the dressing before use as it helps it thicken and get cold. 
Dressing in a jar dripping from a wooden spoon with a lemon and garlic in the background and sesame seeds scattered around.

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Dressing in a glass jar with a wooden spoon and a lemon and garlic in the background with sesame seeds scattered on the board.

Tahini Dressing

This Tahini Dressing is creamy, rich and comes together in just 5 minutes! It's perfect for topping salads, wraps, falafel and more.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course dip, sauce
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • up to ¼ cup water
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First get your ingredients together and finely mince or press your garlic in a garlic press.
  • Into a small bowl add your tahini, garlic, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  • Still together until very well incorporated.
  • Slowly add the water until the dressing is the consistency you would like.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.
  • The dressing will thicken as it cools in the refrigerator. If you need to use it right away you won't want to use much water to thin the dressing.
  • I generally add the full 1/4 cup as I make it ahead and let it chill overnight.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • The Tahini should be thick and runny. I recommend using a good quality Tahini as this is a major flavor of the recipe. 
  • If you need to use the dressing right away make sure to slowly add little bits of water and stir until it is your desired consistency. 

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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