Lemon Tahini Dressing is a dreamy, creamy addition to your salads, sandwiches, falafel or grilled meats. So good you will want to drink it!
Our Lemon Tahini Dressing is perfect for salads, roasted vegetables, and even grain bowls. It’s also incredibly easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.
This dressing is both rich and velvety, thanks to the tahini. And the lemon gives it a nice zing that really wakes up the flavours. It’s also creamy, but not in a heavy or cloying way.
So if you’re looking for a delicious and healthy dressing, give this lemon tahini dressing a try!
What Is Tahini?
Tahini is a Middle Eastern staple that you will undoubtedly find in your hummus. It is made from ground toasted sesame seeds. Good quality tahini should have a mild nutty and creamy flavour, bad tahini will taste bitter and acidic.
You will find it in the international aisle of most supermarkets or for really good quality tahini try your Middle Eastern Speciality store. Or if you are feeling adventurous you can try and make your own tahini.
You Will Need
How to Make It
Add all your dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl, season and mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings according to your liking.
Once you add the lemon juice, it will thicken the tahini; you can add some more water if you feel that it is too thick.
It needs to be the consistency of sour cream and not too runny.
For a smoother consistency, you can blitz it in a small food processor or bullet blender.
What Can I Use This Dressing On?
- Use it in sturdy green salads such as kale, spinach or silverbeet.
- Great for noodle, pasta and bean salads.
- Sensational on roasted vegetable salads such as cauliflower, beets or carrots.
- A great dipping sauce for vegetable crudités.
- Use it as a grain bowl topper, it complements quinoa, rice, or any grain of your choice.
- Use it in your wraps or sandwich spread, great with falafel, grilled veggies, or your favourite protein.
- Makes a great sauce for grilled fish, chicken and lamb.
Tips and Questions
How Can I Balance Tahini’s Bitterness and Tang?
You can add a touch of sweetener and a little extra salt.
- A small amount of agave, maple syrup or honey will work wonders in bringing out the well-balanced, complex, and delicious flavours.
- Salt will help to counteract the bitterness and enhance the best qualities of your tahini.
How Much Does It Make?
This dressing will make just over 1 cup of dressing, ideal for one large salad that serves 4-6 people.
How Long Can I Store It For?
Lemon tahini dressing can be stored in a sealed container in your fridge for up to a week or even longer.
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Try It As An Alternative Dressing On...
You could try using this lemon tahini dressing as an alternative to the dressings in these salads:
- 140 militre tahini (⅓ cup +2 tablespoons)
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic clove (minced)
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest (grated)
- ¼ cup water to loosen
- Add all your dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl, season and mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings according to your liking.
- Once you add the lemon juice it will thicken the tahini, you can add some more water if you feel that it is too thick.
- It needs to be the consistency of sour cream and not too runny.
- This recipe makes a total of just over a cup of dressing which is enough for one large salad that serves six, the nutritional information is also calculated this way.