Tahini Dressing

Tahini is an interesting ingredient. Even if you like sesame seeds, you may not like the taste of tahini all by itself; some people find its taste bitter while others find it nutty. But don’t let that stop you from making this tangy, creamy dressing. We eat it on salads all the time, but it’s also great drizzled on roasted vegetables, grilled chicken or beef, and beans. 

Hands-on time:
10 minutes
Total time:
10 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Measuring cup
Jar with lid or small bowl
Measuring spoons
Fork or whisk


1⁄2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1⁄3 cup water
1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the jar, put the lid on tightly and shake, shake, shake. 


    2. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and whisk, whisk, whisk. 

Add 1 minced garlic clove and/or 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce