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Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing

My homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe is a kitchen game changer you must make!

Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

For some reason I had shied away from buying tahini for years.  I thought it was an indulgent, fancy, hard to find ingredient that no one actually cooked with.  Then I fell in love with a Tahini dressing at one of my favorite local green eateries.  I couldn’t get enough of it, so in normal food blogger fashion I got over myself and decided I needed to try to make it at home.

I was shocked that it was actually pretty easy to get the tahini at a regular ole grocery store.  I even found it on Amazon. <— affiliate link

Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing Recipe

In no time I whipped up my own homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe…. and GUUUUYYYSSSSS….

Holy moly is it GOOOOODDDDD.

Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

The dressing is simply made with lemon, tahini, olive oil, garlic and a little water to thin it out.  Yup, it’s only 4 ingredients which makes it a total winner in my book.

Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

My homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe tastes amazing on salads of all kinds but is also a spectacular topping for grain and buddha bowls.  It basically is the SECRET SAUCE to make most vegetarian or vegan food even better.  I’m a little sad I hadn’t figured this out a decade ago.

You have to believe me that this is totally crave worthy and a game changer in the kitchen.  Now one bottle of tahini might seem a little pricy, but you only use two tablespoons at a time so it goes a long way.  As a former tahini skeptic, I can totally say it’s worth the purchase.

Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

Make a batch for a salad today and coming up on Thursday I’m going to share with you my favorite grilled vegetable buddha bowl for summer.  It uses this homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe as a topping and will be one of your favorite recipes of the summer, I promise!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing

Julie Wunder
The BEST dressing for salads and buddha bowls!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt to taste


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.
  • Easily doubles for a larger batch.
  • Serve with your favorite salad, wrap or my buddha bowl like my Grilled Vegetable Buddha Bowl!
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Healthy Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe / Running in a Skirt

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some of my favorite running mantras.

Your turn!

Have you cooked with tahini yet?


I’m linking up my homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing recipe with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2018-06-28T13:53:26-04:00 July 11th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Salads|22 Comments


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  12. Miz Helen July 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    What a great idea to make a dressing that looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you will come back and visit us again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. yessss. tahini is reallly good. i make a similar on with turmeric added to it.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

      What a wonderful idea! That sounds like a beautiful addition.

  14. I’ve been making lots of tahini lemon dressing as well! It’s so good on everything thanks for linking up today

  15. nipun July 12, 2017 at 5:46 am - Reply

    5 stars
    The recipe is a perfect one. Loved it 😀

  16. Emily July 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    I have a jar of tahini. I need to try this. I’ve always been a little reluctant to use tahini, but I think I need to try it in a dressing.

  17. Lemon and tahini and one of my go to dressing combos for hot and cold salads.

  18. Julie July 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love tahini and lemons are incredibly good. This recipe is a must for me to make. Thanks Julie!

  19. Susie @ Suzlyfe July 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Excuse me while I bathe in this. The med restaurant near us has a tahini dressing just like this and it is amazeballs

  20. [email protected] July 11, 2017 at 9:09 am - Reply

    This sounds so tasty. I always think making your own dressing is so time consuming but it really isn’t. I guess I’m just being lazy.

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