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Creamy Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing (Oil-Free!)
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This luscious tahini dressing is silky smooth and full of flavor. Drizzle it on a salad, use it as a dipping sauce...or just eat it by the spoonful — it's that good!

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean-inspired
Servings: 8
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • Chilled water, as needed
  1. Whisk the tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, garlic, and ½ teaspoon of salt together in a medium bowl.

  2. Begin whisking in chilled water, about 1 tablespoon at a time, adding up to ½ cup total, until the mixture is creamy and just pourable (I typically add about ¼ cup).

  3. Taste-test and add additional salt if desired. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking.

  4. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 cup, but the exact amount will depend on how much water you add.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing (Oil-Free!)
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons (⅛ of total batch))
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.1g12%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 2.4g3%
Protein 2.6g5%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.