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Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

    This creamy, citrusy salad dressing is made with just a few simple ingredients including tahini, garlic and lemon. 

    Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing on vegetables

    Salad is a huge part of my healthy lifestyle. While I grew up eating a Syrian salad with dinner every night, it wasn’t until I began my weight loss journey that I realized how helpful starting a meal off with a salad would be for reaching my goals. 

    Liz Preparing Salad with Tahini Dressing

    You see, I’m not a big fan of deprivation. As such, I would rather eat a LOT of something lower in calorie than only be able to eat a few bites of something high calorie. The result? I’m a huge fan of giant salads.

    vegetables and chick peas with Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

    To keep my salads interesting and avoid going into a salad rut, I like to mix up the ingredients and dressings. Most recently, I decided to create an easy lemon tahini dressing made with just a few simple ingredients.

    Liz Drizzling Salad with Dressing

    Ready in minutes, you simply whisk together tahini with garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Warm water is also added to create a smooth, pourable salad dressing.

    vegetables and tahini dressing on a plate

    While great on a salad, I also love using the tahini lemon dressing as a dipping sauce for roasted veggies, grilled meats, salmon and more.

    Your fork is waiting.

    vegetables and tahini dressing on a plate

    Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

    5 stars average
    This creamy, citrusy salad dressing is made with just a few simple ingredients including tahini, garlic and lemon. 
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 4


    • ¼ cup tahini
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons warm water
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 clove garlic (grated)
    • salt and pepper (to taste )


    • Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over salad greens, roasted veggies or use as a dipping sauce for grilled meats, fish, etc. 


    Can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 7 days.


    Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin C: 3.8mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.7mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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