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Lemon Herb Tahini

Rich dressing made with a base of tahini and fresh herbs
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Course: Dressing, Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Dressing, herb, tahini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 194kcal


  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 tablespoons fresh cilantro or 1 teaspoons dried
  • 1 tablespoons fresh chives or 1 teaspoons dried
  • 1 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 teaspoons dried
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • water as needed


  • Add all ingredients except water to a blender or food processor.
  • Blend.
  • Add water a little at a time and blend until you reach a pourable consistency.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.


  • Zest your lemon before you cut and juice it. If you juice your lemon first or even cut it first it gets much harder to zest.
  • You can also mix this dressing by hand. Just mince your garlic and herbs before you add them. 
  • The tahini will start to dry out a little as it gets mixed, but once you start adding water it will thin out again.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 3mg