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Lemon Tahini Dressing

This creamy and zesty Lemon Tahini Dressing is perfect on everything and is vegan and dairy free. Drizzle it over your salad or roasted veggies or spread it in your burger or simply use it as a dip.
Course Dip
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make lemon tahini dressing, lemon tahini sauce, vegan lemon tahini dressing recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
mixing time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 99kcal
Author Gunjan


  • 1/2 cup tahini (sesame seeds ground in paste form)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (grated skin)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt or as per taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (as per taste)
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a bowl combine tahini paste, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk it. It will start to thicken.
  • Add maple syrup and whisk it. Taste test. It should be mildly sweet and subtle tangy in taste.
  • Pour water and whisk it nicely so that all the ingredients blend well. Taste and use it immediately or refrigerate for later use.


  • This can be refrigerated in an air tight glass container for about 2 weeks. If it thickens add 1-2 tbsp. of water. Stir and use it as per choice.
  • This recipe makes about 1 cup of the dressing.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg