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Lemon Tahini Dressing

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
This tangy and sweet lemon tahini dressing is perfect on everything! Drizzle on salads, buddha bowls, falafel, veggie burgers or even cooked vegetables. Only 3 ingredients (+ salt/water).
square photo of dressing in bowl with spoon


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, or less to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons water, or more as needed to thin


  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Whisk until creamy and smooth, adding water as needed to thin the dressing. This will depend on the thickness of your tahini. If your tahini is really thick or chunky and difficult to whisk, you can use a blender/food processor or immersion blender.
  • Add more salt to taste. If you want a less sweet dressing, you can use less maple syrup, but I think 1/4 cup is just perfect for a sweet, lemony creamy dressing.
  • Serve over salads, buddha bowls, drizzle on falafel, veggie burgers or steamed vegetables. Basically, pour it on everything!


  1. Store in the fridge for about a week. The dressing will thicken as it sits, so simply add a tablespoon of water or so and stir before using.
  2. The recipe makes about 1 cup of dressing. You can cut the recipe in half if you don't want that much.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 105mg, Potassium: 132mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 13IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 43mg, Iron: 1mg