Tahini Dressing – Salad Perfection

Hi Folks!  I am back to share a salad dressing that is AMAZING and my favorite dressing in the whole wide world. I first had this dressing at Inn Season Vegetarian Cafe in Detroit, MI a few years ago.  Inn Season is also one of my favorite restaurants in the whole wide world – if you are ever in the area – you MUST go.

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If you make this dressing – you’ll see why I am so enthusiastic about it. The taste is incredible, makes any type of raw vegetable extremely satisfying and it has so many healthy all star ingredients – One of which is Apple Cider Vinegar. This powerhouse vinegar has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to cure allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout.

Additionally, apple cider vinegar can burn some serious booty. It is widely used for weight control, it helps break down fat in the body and can boost your metabolism. It lowers glucose levels – reducing insulin spikes that can lead to weight gain. If you have never tried it in a salad dressing – start today! Remember to buy the good stuff – Bragg’s makes a great version that is organic, raw and unfiltered. The pasteurized version doesn’t have the same qualities so you will be missing out if you don’t buy the right kind.

This recipe makes A LOT of dressing – a huge big bowl that you can use throughout the week. It works well as a dip for chopped veggies too!  Yum.  It would be perfect to dress your greens this holiday season for friend and family gatherings!  Enjoy!

4.8 from 19 reviews
Food Babe's Tahini Dressing
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Serves: 10 - 12
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup raw tahini
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp and 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 and ½ tsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp hempseed oil or olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  1. Combine lemon juice, garlic and water into a blender and puree for 15 - 30 seconds
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and puree again until smooth
Stays fresh in the fridge for one week. ***Please buy all organic ingredients if possible***


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I have a habit of eating this dressing always on the side of my salad… I like to taste the dressing in each bite! Mmmmm.

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88 Responses to “Tahini Dressing – Salad Perfection”

  1. Barbara Duncan

    Hi, Sounds great! Do you happen to know the fat, carbs, calorie, protein, etc?

    Thank you!

  2. Mary Jane overpeck

    Hey! what all is in this salad? I spy raspberries, sprouts, beans…

  3. Carol C

    I saw this recipe & printed it out. I like Tahini & now have a great dressing to make ,
    instead of just using it for Hummus..

  4. Tracey

    I have made this recipe and it’s delish! But, I have a silly question for you…..
    You have such great appliances including the Norwalk juicer, I wonder why you don’t own a Vitamix?
    Inquiring Vitamix enthusiast wants to know :)
    Have a great day!

  5. Karla Zettles

    I think I’m in love!

  6. Sonya

    Looks great! How would I substitute tahini for the sesame seeds?

  7. Kathy

    Made this tonight…didn’t have raw sesame seeds but used hemp hearts…It came out wonderful!! Thanks!!

  8. Helen L

    This is delicious. I love it as a veggie dip. A a salad dressing, I think I need to add more water and or vinegar or some combination thereof because it came out quite thick from my wonderful vitamix blender. Maybe a less powerful blender would have different results. In any case this is a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Rachel G

    Just made this! Tastes amazing!

  10. François

    Thanks for this recipe, it’s a delicious dressing

  11. HeidiS

    This is the best tahini dressing recipe! My gosh, I can eat it with a spoon! This dressing is so much better than the store bought brands. It’s full of flavor but doesn’t have the sour bite that bottled tahini dressings can have. I always assumed that the bite came from the vinegar but I wonder if it’s from citric acid or some other preservative? Because, this version has vinegar and lemon, but it’s smooth – not overly sour. A total winner!

  12. Earlygal1

    Just made this delicious dressing in my Nutri Bullet~~ can’t wait for lunch! Thanks!

    • Earlygal1 (to Earlygal1)

      I love this dressing! Took a jar as a party gift- the hostess loved it and I shared this site. I have adjusted the ingredients to what I have~ limes, fresh herbs, green onion, roasted garlic~ it always makes a delicious dressing!

  13. Erica Lewis

    Very good dressing, glad I made it. It’s like liquid falafel with zing. Great on salads or for dipping veggies into.

  14. Patrick M.

    Tahini is sesame seed paste. So the addition of a tbsp. of sesame seeds is pointless.

  15. bridie

    I tried this, it’s so delicious!!! I didn’t have any salt so I improvised with a 1/4 Tsp vegemite (what can I say, I’m Australian) :) its so good I’m eating it as a spread too!

  16. Mary Ramirez

    I have to agree that this is perfection!!! I tried to give it 5 stars but it wouldn’t take the 5th. I would have given 10 stars if I could.


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