Tasteful Tahini Salad Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tasteful Tahini Salad Dressing Recipe
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Tasteful Tahini Salad Dressing

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"I hate mayo, but I love hummus and tahini. People are always asking for the recipe. The tahini gives it a Middle Eastern feel and the lemon, garlic, and ginger flavors really give it a kick! Easy to make, just needs a blender or a food processor. Experiment by adding a bit more lemon or a bit less garlic, or adding ground mint. Works well on anything, especially on simple salads."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Blend the tahini, olive oil, water, tamari, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, and black pepper together in a blender until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2011

Soooooo yummy. The only changes I made was substituting apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar, canola oil for olive oil - less about 1 tablespoon, adding a tablespoon of toasted sesame oil, and adding about 1 tablespoon of chopped chives. Adding nutritional yeast will thicken it if you find it too thin, but I did not find that necessary. I thought the consistency was perfect the way it is. Very much like Goddess dressing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 07, 2011

I surprised by all of the positive reviews. For me the tahini and ginger overwhelmed all of the other flavors. I tried to save it by increasing the other ingredients, but it was chalky nonetheless. I will not try it again.

Dec 30, 2010

We could not stop eating this! We had fondue and dipped everything from vegetables to meats, breads and crackers!

Dec 10, 2010

fantastic! I love how it is creamy without using dairy. I added a bit of lemon zest... really just for the scent (on my hands and in the dressing!) thanks

Jul 11, 2011

Super!! Made it as written and it was delicious. Great as a salad dressing or for dipping veggies. Wonderful for dipping Zukes and Cukes. thanks

Apr 27, 2011

This is excellent. I substituted dried ginger & garlic powder and used regular soy sauce instead of tamari, and it was still very good. I am sure it is even better as written. Makes a great dressing for pita sandwiches or dip for pretzels, pita chips, veggies, etc.

Aug 04, 2010

This was better than the salad dressing at my favorite middle eastern restaurant.

May 01, 2012

Very tasty!! I scaled the recipe down to half size as I didn't need quite so much. Still used 2 cloves of garlic and not quite as much olive oil as called for. I really enjoyed this - hubby not so much, but it's more a taste preference thing, not the fault of the dressing!


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  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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