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5 from 3 votes

Tahini Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy—and vegan—Tahini Salad Dressing is the best addition to any salad. This easy homemade recipe is chock full of flavor from fresh lemon, nutty tahini, sweet maple syrup, and garlic and ginger.

Course dressing, lunch, Salad, sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 157 kcal


  • 3 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ lemon juice and zest
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ tsp. ginger minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. water to thin out dressing


  1. Add all ingredients, except for the water, to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend for 20-30 seconds, or until smooth. Alternatively, you can whisk together ingredients in a bowl or shake until incorporated in a mason jar.

  2. Mix in water, a tablespoon at a time, to thin out the dressing until you get your desired consistency.

  3. Store tahini salad dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks between servings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: This recipe is perfect to prep ahead! Simply keep it in the refrigerator until you're ready to enjoy it.
  • How to store: Put the dressing in an airtight container or a mason jar in the fridge. Keep it covered in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 weeks.
  • How to freeze: You can freeze this dressing, but it will likely separate upon thawing. Store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Simple process it again before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Tahini Salad Dressing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.