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Lemon Herb Tahini

This easy Lemon Herb Tahini is creamy, tangy and sweet! Perfect dressing for salad, falafel, lemon tahini slaw, veggies and burgers. It’s also vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

pour lemon herb tahini over salad

This lemon tahini dressing is so easy to make. All you need is a whisk or an immersion blender and it will be ready in 5 minutes. Besides being unbelievably easy to make, it is creamy, refreshing, and naturally sweet. I love adding this sauce to my salads, not just for the flavor, but also for the extra protein and healthy fats.

a spoonful lemon herb tahini

You can also make different variations on lemon tahini sauce by adding other fresh herbs like mint, thyme, or dill.

What is Tahini

Tahini is basically made of ground up hulled sesame seeds, oil, and salt. It’s a staple in predominantly Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free. The taste of tahini is nutty, buttery, and earthy. 

Lemon Herb Tahini Recipe

All you need to make this tahini sauce recipe are 8 pantry-friendly ingredients:

  • Tahini
  • Warm water
  • lemon juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh parsley
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt

How to make

process shot for lemon herb tahini
  1. Add Tahini, lemon juice, warm water, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt, freshly chopped cilantro and parsley in a mixing bowl.
  2. Use a high-speed stick blender to mix them well.
  3. Add more water or lemon juice to adjust the consistency to your desired thickness. Taste to see if more salt is needed.
  4. Pour it into a clean glass jar with a matched lid and store in the fridge before using. It will last up to a week. Give it a quick stir every time before using.
a spoonful of lemon herb tahini

Hope you like this vegan Lemon Herb Tahini.

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pour lemon herb tahini over salad

Lemon Herb Tahini

This easy Lemon Herb Tahini is creamy, tangy and sweet! Perfect dressing for salad, falafel, and veggies. It's also vegan and gluten-free.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cup
Calories: 772kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Tahini
  • ⅓-½ cup Warm Water *Note1
  • cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Maple Syrup
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro Finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley Finely Chopped

Instructions

  • Add Tahini, lemon juice, warm water, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt, freshly chopped cilantro and parsley in a mixing bowl.
  • Use a high-speed stick blender to mix them well.
  • Add more water or lemon juice to adjust the consistency to your desired thickness. Taste to see if more salt is needed.
  • Pour it into a clean glass jar with a matched lid and store in the fridge before using. It will last up to a week. Give it a quick stir every time before using.

Notes

*Note1- Start with 1/3 cup of water and add more if needed. That’s because the thickness of tahini may vary depending on different manufacturers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 772kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 813IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 6mg

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