Tahini Dressing

July/August 1992

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Tahini, also called sesame butter, adds richness to this creamy dressing. Its nutty flavor will enliven a composed salad of blanched vegetables or Chinese cabbage.

Tahini Dressing

Makes: About 1/3 cup

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  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Pinch crushed red-pepper flakes


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. (Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a jar, secure lid and shake until blended.)


Per tablespoon: 47 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 70 mg sodium; 44 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 1 fat

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