$1.56 RECIPE / $0.39 SERVING
Finally, a blog article on this delightful and magical Lemon tahini dressing has arrived.
After trying it on a cauliflower salad many years ago, I’ve continued to use it as a salad dressing and side dish dressing in countless other meals.
This is the original recipe for the well-known Lemon Tahini Dressing, which you may save and use at any time. In addition, if you haven’t already, try the lemon tahini dressing. You are missing out!
WHAT EXACTLY IS TAHINI?
To make tahini, just blend together sesame seeds and a little water.
This is a sesame seed alternative to traditional peanut butter. Flavor profiles include nutty, bitter, and somewhat sour notes. Tahini can be found in the middle eastern or peanut butter sections of the supermarket.
Just like peanut butter, you won’t have to worry about running out of tahini in the fridge for months. You’ll want to make this dressing again and over again because it’s an essential part of great hummus.
The remainder of our tahini recipes can be found in our tahini recipe collection.
CAN I USE THE TAHINI AS A SUBSTITUTE?
The tahini in this dressing is essential to its flavor, so don’t try to economize by omitting it.
Also, the thick texture emulsifies with the water and lemon juice to make an extremely creamy dressing that balances off the lemon’s acidity (without using dairy).
HOW LONG CAN I USE THIS DRESSING?
I recommend storing any homemade dressing in the refrigerator for no more than five days. Garlic and even dried spices, when used fresh, might contain yeast and mold, which can cause the dressing to ferment.
HOW TO WEAR LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
Rubbed Cauliflower Salad was the first recipe to utilize it, but I’ve also drenched this Mediterranean Farro Salad in it. Also wonderful drizzled over roasted veggies, bowl dinners, or used as a condiment for wrap sandwiches.
IS IT NECESSARY TO USE FRESH LEMONS?
Nope! Despite the fact that the lemons in the images appear to be in good condition, I usually use bottled lemon juice in this recipe for ease (and price).
If you have fresh lemons on hand, the dressing will be even tastier, but I wouldn’t call it a deal-breaker by any means. Also, if you’re interested, here are five suggestions for obtaining the most juice possible from your lemons.
LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
- 1/3 cup tahini ($1.13)
- 1/3 cup water ($0.00)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice ($0.18)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.16)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin ($0.05)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy. Refrigerate if not serving right away.
- Serving: 2 Tbsp
- Calories: 62.31 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 2.95 g
- Protein: 1.79 g
- Fat: 5.39 g
- Sodium: 74.73 mg
- Fiber: 0.99 g
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
- In a blender, combine 1/3 cup tahini, 1/3 cup water, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Combine the ingredients in a blender and process until the dressing is thick, smooth, and creamy.
Serve right now or keep refrigerated for later!