Creamy Lemon Herb Tahini

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This lemon herb tahini dressing is a flavor explosion and ready in under 10 minutes. Excellent on salads, dipping veggies in and spreading on sandwiches. Easy to make, bright addicting flavor.

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Why You Need To Make This Lemon Herb Tahini

This dressing is incredibly easy to whip up, it’s made with nutritious ingredients you can feel good about eating. So many dressings have tons of chemicals and unnecessary ingredients. Not this one! This herbed dressing is thick, has huge flavors from herbs and it works as a dressing, a dip or a spread. You can adjust the viscosity of it easily with a little more or less water.

Ingredients Needed

  • Tahini. It’s important to have a well mixed tahini, make sure you mix it well before measuring and using. You can find tahini near the peanut butter in your local grocery store. You can also order it on Amazon.
  • Fresh Chives. Chopped finely for flavor.
  • Fresh Dill.Chopped finely for flavor.
  • Fresh Parsley. I use curly but flat parsley will also work.
  • Lemon Zest. This is to give it a bright citrus flavor and a main ingredient component.
  • Lemon Juice. Fresh squeezed lemon just is best for this recipe.
  • Olive Oil. To add flavor and thin the recipe out a bit.
  • Garlic. For aromatics and delicious flavor.
  • Shallot. For aromatics and flavor building. Shallots are a bit more mild compared to other onions. They are small and purple in color.
  • Maple Syrup. To balance the tangy flavor of the lemon herb tahini. You can also use honey, however I love the flavor maple syrup brings to this dressing.
  • Salt and Pepper. Because it belongs in (almost) every savory recipe.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Blender with ingredients inside.

Step One. Start with measuring out the tahini, Zest your lemon then juice the lemon. Add everything into a high speed blender or food processor and mix until ingredients form a thick dressing.

Lemon herb tahini in a blender up close.

Step Two. Add and extra water if needed (only 1 tbsp at a time) to thin the dressing if you want. I prefer mine a bit thick, similar to a dip texture. You can also season with salt and pepper to taste if you feel you want more.

Step Three. Transfer into an air tight container if not using right away, store in the refrigerator. Use as a dressing, dip veggies or chips in it or spread it on wraps and sandwiches.

Salad with dressing on top on a green plate with a white bowl next to it.
Kale salad with my blackened chicken and veggies on top

Recipe FAQ’s

Is this dressing thick?

Yes, this dressing is more like a dip in texture but you can easily thin it out a bit with a little extra water if you prefer a more thin consistency.

Do I have to add all the herbs?

No! You can add less herbs or swap out the herbs for just one herb or use cilantro. I have tried all the herb combinations and even without any herbs, all ways are delicious.

It this lemon herb tahini vegan?

Yes, this recipe is fully vegan and fully delicious.

Recipe Pairings

If you are wondering what to pair with this dressing, I have you covered. I like to make a salad with fresh chopped veggies and my Blackened Chicken with this lemon herb tahini all mixed in (as pictured).

This dressing would also work wonderfully as a dip, you can dip chips, pita bread or veggies with it.

My Crispy Chicken Wraps would be wonderfully with this dressing drizzled in them.

Recipe Variations

Tahini. If you can’t find tahini, I suggest cashew butter.

Herbs. You can use as many or as little variety in herbs. You can also use cilantro if you need or want.

Shallots. If you can’t find shallots, use a yellow onion instead.

Maple Syrup. You can use honey instead.

Lemon. If you don’t have lemons, lime will also work.

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Dressing in a white bowl with a spoon.
5 from 2 votes

Lemon Herb Tahini

This lemon herb tahini dressing is a flavor explosion ready in 10 minutes or less. Excellent on salads, dipping veggies in and spreading on sandwiches. Easy to make, bright addicting flavor.
Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • high speed blender or food processor

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup tahini, well stirred
  • 1 tsp minced shallot
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh chives
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed, about 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup cold water, *see notes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp maple syrup, *see notes

Instructions 

  • Recipe makes about 1 cup of dressing.
    Start with measuring out the tahini, zest your lemon then juice the lemon. Add everything into a high speed blender or food processor and mix until ingredients form a thick dressing. 
  • Add and extra water if needed (only 1 tbsp at a time) to thin the dressing if you want. I prefer mine a bit thick, similar to a dip texture. You can also season with salt and pepper to taste if you feel you want more. 
  • Transfer into an air tight container if not using right away, store in the refrigerator. Use as a dressing, dip veggies or chips in it or spread it on wraps and sandwiches.

Notes

*you may need more water to thin the dressing to the consistency you prefer. 
*honey will also work

Nutrition

Serving: 3tbsp | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Sauces & Dressings
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 190
Keyword: 10 minute
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3 Comments

  1. Love this recipe and would like to try with grilled chicken

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious dressing. I’m going to use this one again and again. Thank you 😊

    1. I am so glad to hear this! It’s one of our favorites.