Are you ready to learn how to make our go-to lemon tahini dressing you can put on literally anything? In 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients you can enhance even the most bland dish.
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A Mason Jar Full of Perfection
We are sauce people. We absolutely love the way different dressings and sauces can give the same dish a new taste.
It wasn't a lie when we told you this really is our go-to dressing. Whenever we're out of dressings, this is the one we whip up first because it's so good. Plus, it's also the easiest thing ever to make.
This lemon tahini dressing is so versatile. You can put it on so many dishes, and we have! It goes perfectly on salads, buddha bowls, falafel pitas, or roasted veggies.
Depending on how much water you add, this can be turned from a dip into a dressing just like that. It's so customizable!
Key Ingredients for Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Tahini: we cannot stress the importance of using a creamy, yet runny tahini. It makes all the difference in recipes. We use the brand ARZ Fine Foods because it pours so well, and it has a sweet and nutty flavor. We legitimately eat it by the spoonful.
- Lemon: what would a tahini dressing be without some lemon juice? It adds a nice tartness to this recipe with a zesty finish. Citrus fruits like lemon are rich in vitamin C, so it's an ingredient we love to use daily.
- Maple Syrup: the sweetness of maple syrup really helps counteract all that tart lemon flavor in this dressing. With notes of caramel and vanilla, it's no wonder it's a Canadian delicacy, eh?
- Garlic: with its powerful, pungent taste, garlic is the perfect addition to this sauce. But, maybe that's just because we love to put it in almost everything. However, it is really beneficial to cook with garlic whenever you can since it helps fight off sickness.
- Dijon: along with the garlic, dijon adds a nice little kick to this dressing. We really love maple and dijon together, and we often use them together in other recipes too.
How to Make Lemon Tahini Dressing
This could not be a more straightforward dressing recipe. All you need to do is whisk together the tahini, maple syrup, minced garlic, Dijon, and lemon juice until you have a thick paste.
Slowly add in the water until you get your preferred consistency. We usually end up using about ¼ cup total, but you may need more or less depending on the tahini you're using.
Season with some salt at the end and add more lemon juice if you want it more tart, or more maple syrup if you want it sweeter. You get the gist.
How to Store This Lemon Tahini Dressing
You can store this dressing in a mason jar or glass container in the fridge for 10-14 days. It will thicken in the fridge, so you may need to add more water as you use it.
Why You'll Love This Lemon Tahini Dressing
We always seem to be reaching for this dressing to put on anything and everything. You're going to want to do the same. It's:
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16 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per ServingCalories32
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
- Sodium 47.8mg 2%
- Potassium 7.2mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
- Sugars 0.9g
- Protein 0.9g 2%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Can I make this dressing in a blender?
This dressing can be made in a blender, you may just have a harder time scraping it all out.
What can I substitute for the tahini?
If you don't have it, or don't like tahini, you can substitute it with cashew butter or sun butter. Keep in mind, your results will vary.