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

Ellen Ecker Ogden
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

66 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 3.1g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 1.9g; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; vitamin a iu 3.2IU; vitamin c 2.6mg; folate 5.2mcg; calcium 6.8mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 4.3mg; potassium 27.1mg; sodium 117.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 2g.

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
We love this dressing and have created many great dishes with it!! Pros: It is wonderful on arugula and a black bean burger Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Unique and delicous!!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
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? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
@ 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. Read More