This super easy lemon tahini dressing recipe is made with only 3 ingredients (plus water and salt) and goes great with salads, buddha bowls, roasted veggies, wraps and vegetarian patties like these vegan beetroot quinoa balls.
I am a big fan of preparing homemade dressings because they can be game changers. A simple salad or roasted veggies with a good dressing, can turn into an amazing dish, really! If you’re not making homemade dressings yet, get on it because you’re missing out!
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS EASY LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
My love for tahini started years ago when I was living in the UK, and since then we’ve become inseparable. It’s such a versatile ingredient that goes well with both savory and sweet recipes. Tastes great and IS REALLY GOOD FOR YOU!
It’s versatile and goes well with many dishes: salads, buddha bowls, roasted veggies, wraps, vegetarian burgers & falafel.
Is highly nutritious (healthy fats, plant-based protein, vitamins & minerals).
Makes your skin glow (double points for tahini!).
Is rich in antioxidants and can help fight inflammation.
You can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days (10 days if you don't use fresh garlic).
WHAT GOES INTO THIS EASY LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
All the ingredients are super basic and you'll most likely have them at home:
Tahini - you can use unhulled or hulled. I personally always buy unhulled because is made with the entire sesame seed and has more nutrients.
Lemon juice - I use 2 tablespoon of juice per ¼ cup of tahini. You can play around with the amount of lemon you put, depending on how much citrus flavour you want on the dressing.
Garlic - I recommend using 1 small clove. I am a garlic lover and my recipes tend to have LOTS of garlic, but in this case, because is used raw, I think less is more! If you go too far say hello to garlic breath for the rest of the day.
Salt - a pinch will be enough to enhance all the flavours.
Water - I use between 3-4 tablespoon of water. You can experiment with more or less water to achieve the consistency you love. The consistency of the tahini can also vary, so you can adjust the amount of water to suit.
TIPS FOR THIS EASY LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
Use hot water
Using hot water rather than cold, will help the blending process, because it will easily become runny.
Skip the garlic
Feeling too lazy to use a blender and having to clean it? Skip the garlic and blend all the ingredients by hand in a glass using a fork or spoon. If you still want a garlic touch without the blender hassle, use garlic powder instead.
Play around with the consistency
This recipe can either be a dressing or... a dip! Make it thicker or runnier using less or more water.
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This super easy lemon tahini dressing is made with only 3 ingredients (plus water and salt) and goes great with salads, buddha bowls, roasted veggies, wraps and vegetarian burgers or falafel.
¼ cup tahini (I use unhulled)
2 tbsp lemon juice
3-4 tablespoon warm water*
1 small garlic clove
Pinch of salt to taste
- Combine all the ingredients and blend with a hand blender
- Add more water if needed to achieve a runny consistency
- Using warm water instead of cold will help achieve a more liquid consistency
- You can store in the fridge in a glass jar up to five days
- If you store it in the fridge the consistency will be less creamy. Add more hot water right before using it.
- This recipe can either be a dressing or a dip. Play around with the amount of water to make it thicker or runnier.
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