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Incredible 5-minute tahini dressing

This incredible creamy tahini dressing will rock your world - or at least your roasted vegetables, falafel and salads! Just combine tahini with lemon juice, garlic, water and a bit of cumin and salt and you're done. The dressing takes just 5 minutes to make and keeps in the fridge for a week!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings (click to change) 4
Author Helen

Equipment (affiliate links)


  • cup tahini
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice (about ⅙ of a cup or the juice of 1 large lemon, or 2 small lemons) lime juice works well too
  • 5-6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 small garlic clove crushed
  • 1 large pinch cumin (optional but recommended)
  • 1 large pinch salt


  • Whisk the lemon juice into the tahini in a small bowl or jug (I use a small whisk or a tea spoon).
  • Slowly whisk in the water until you have a smooth paste that's a little thinner than mayonnaise.
  • Whisk in the crushed garlic, cumin (if using) and salt.
  • Drizzle over roasted vegetables, a salad or falafel immediately, or cover and keep in the fridge for up to a week.


Whisking the ingredients together

If you like you can just throw everything together and whisk until smooth. I find it's easier to get a perfectly smooth dressing however if you blend in the lemon juice first, then slowly add the water, then whisk in everything else. 

How long a tahini dressing lasts

You can cover tahini sauce and keep it in the fridge for about a week. I sometimes make it to drizzle over roasted vegetables like brussel sprouts, then save the leftovers for drizzling over salads during the week.

How to serve tahini dressing or sauce 

My favourite way to serve tahini dressing is to drizzle it over crispy roasted vegetables like brussel sprouts or cauliflower. It's delicious just like that, or you can sprinkle over some toasted almonds as well. 
Check out these crispy brussels sprouts with tahini sauce and almonds!
It's also delicious drizzled over any kind of salad or 'bowl', and of course in a falafel wrap. 


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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