Looking for a delicious way to dress up your veggies? Try my quick tahini dressing. It’s easy to make and flavorful. Drizzle a touch of this sweet tahini dressing recipe over salads or sandwiches for an extra pop of flavor. It would also taste great with falafel or some crispy tofu.

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About this Tahini Dressing Recipe

You may be wondering what makes this tahini dressing recipe better than the rest? Well, the answer is simple, soy sauce. I added a touch of soy sauce to my recipe and geez is it good. The soy sauce adds a depth of umami flavor that’s hard to beat.

Looking for a sweeter dressing? Try adding a touch more maple syrup. For more tang, add more lemon juice. You can tweak this recipe as you see fit, but in my opinion, it tastes just right.

It’s important to note that you also use a good brand of tahini. Tahini is known for its bitterness, so you want a good brand to ensure it blends well with the other ingredients. I like using Joyva brand. Stir it well before using it because the oil will separate from the sesame paste. However, the flavor is delicious, and it is easy to work with once it’s well blended.

This recipe makes 8 servings. Please see below for nutritional information.


Store any leftover tahini dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for four to five days. Looking for more delicious sauce recipes? Try my salmon wedge salad with honey mustard dressing. It’s easy to make and delicious.

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Tahini Dressing

Dress up your roasted vegetables with this sweet tahini dressing. It's easy to make and loaded with flavor.
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Tahini Dressing

  • ¼ cup tahini, Joyva
  • 2.5 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup warm water


  • liquid measuring cup


  • In a liquid measuring cup, combine the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, salt and a few turns of cracked black pepper. Stir well. Do not worry if the mixture seizes up, the water will smooth it out.
  • Slowly add your water until the dressing is smooth and creamy. More water gives you a thinner dressing. Less water makes it thicker.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 198mg, Potassium: 54mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 6IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg