Honey-Tahini Dressing

Honey-Tahini Dressing

8 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009

Extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice are the backbone of this dressing, but it gets a unique toasty flavor from tahini.

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  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup tahini, (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, tahini, honey and garlic in a blender, a jar with a tight-fitting lid or a medium bowl. Blend, shake or whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Tip: Tahini is a thick paste of ground sesame seeds. Look for it in large supermarkets in the Middle Eastern section or near other nut butters.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 65 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 3 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 7 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 118 mg sodium; 27 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 fat

Reviews 8

November 07, 2018
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By: Angelica Garcia
Yum! This recipe is a good base and easily modifiable if desired...as others have commented. Healtify it if you must but it's a keeper, regardless. I don't consume honey so used maple syrup instead. I added one extra garlic clove and a tsp of white miso, which reduced the amount of salt needed. Also, added water to thin some. Some turmeric or ginger would've been nice too.
September 28, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
good combination I had some tahini from an eco place in Bulgaria where I watched it being made and didnt really know how to use it,,,,this recipe is perfect and the dressing has a fantastic range of flavours all at once but each shines through
November 09, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
great flavor, add ginger I added more garlic and lots of ginger which took it to a whole new level of flavor it was a little bland for me. I think this would be good with a little bit of green onion also but I haven't tried that yet Pros: unique and delish and creamy Cons: a bit thick added more lemon. juice and a little water
June 08, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Great dressing I have to agree that there is no need to add additional oil but it does not detract from the fact that this is a great dressing. Some fats are important to assimilate certain vitamins so I don't think it hurts to add a little. My tahini comes seprated so I just skim some of the oil off the top and mix it in. I also use agave instead of honey. I like it better than the honey flavor and it is a little lower on the glycemic index. I also pinch open a cayenne capsule and sprinkle a little in my dressing. If I have any leftover hummus, I add it to the dressing as well. Since the dressing is mostly tahini, that is the flavor and texture that is predominant but hummus adds even more nutrition. I always like to see how others make their dressings and change it up from time to time. : ) Pros: delicious, easy to make, nutritious Cons: none
October 13, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
@ hrbdoctr. There are good and bad fats. Mainstream media has everyone convinced they're all bad and a low fat diet is healthy. The fact is the average person doesn't get enough good fat.
February 02, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
We love this dressing and have created many great dishes with it!! Pros: It is wonderful on arugula and a black bean burger
May 24, 2011
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By: hrbdoctr
honey tahini dressing i found this recipe under the title, HEALTHY SALAD DRESSINGS. how can one tablespoon of a dressing equalling six grams of fat be healthy? i never could figure out why people use olive oil AND tahini. tahini itself has so much oil in it there is no need to add more. why not try water instead?
February 09, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Unique and delicous!!!
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