Tahini Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1-1/4 cups

Updated: Oct. 03, 2023
I like to serve this tahini dressing over a salad of romaine lettuce, baby red potatoes, asparagus and snap peas. It's a healthy and tasty way to start a meal. Don't miss these other homemade salad dressing recipes —Amy Lyons, Mounds View, Minnesota


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended.

Tahini Dressing Tips

Is tahini dressing healthy?

Yes, tahini dressing is a healthy salad dressing option. This recipe is low in calories, fat and sodium when compared to other homemade and store-bought salad dressing.

What does tahini taste like?

Tahini tastes like a less sweet peanut butter with a sharper flavor, as it's a puree of pure sesame seeds. This tahini dressing has a nutty flavor from the tahini, and rich warmness from the spices.

How do you use tahini dressing?

In addition to dressing a salad, this recipe can be used to drizzle over grilled vegetables, tossed with a pasta salad or spread on bread for a sandwich.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 88 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat.