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Tahini and Olive Oil Dressing

This Tahini and Olive OIl dressing is the perfect complement to your next garden salad. It's super easy to make, and delicious on everything from roasted meats to fried seafood and grilled veggies.
Tahini and Olive Oil Dressing
Tahini and Olive Oil Dressing
Oct. 5, 2020
Paul Kostandin

I keep this dress­ing stocked in my refrig­er­a­tor at home at all times. It takes no time at all to make, and pairs per­fectly with every­thing from a green salad to fried fish, grilled meats or roasted shrimp. The fun thing about tahini is its abil­ity to absorb liq­uids with­out chang­ing its over­all con­sis­tency. You can add liq­uid to tahini in almost a 1:1 ration with­out chang­ing the con­sis­tency at all, which makes for a super sim­ple dress­ing recipe, no driz­zling, no emul­sion, no stress!

I like to keep the sea­son­ing for this dress­ing sim­ple, but feel free to exper­i­ment with dif­fer­ent spices and fla­vor com­bi­na­tions. Try using cilantro, chives, and other fresh herbs, or spice up the fla­vor with some cayenne, paprika, or all­spice.

Use a medium-inten­sity olive oil. Something with nice pep­per notes and fruiti­ness to play with the rich tahini and acidic lemon juice.


Tahini and Olive Oil Dressing

Course: Salads, Sauce, DressingCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time



This tahini dress­ing is the per­fect addi­tion to any green salad or as a sauce for roasted meats or seafood. Adjust the sea­son­ing to your taste, or add what­ever fresh herbs or spices you might have handy.


  • 1cuptahini

  • 1/4cuplemon juice

  • 1/2cupolive oil

  • 3/4cupwater

  • 2tspsalt

  • 1tspblack pep­per

  • 1/4 tspcumin

  • 1/2tspgar­lic, finely minced


  • In a blender or food proces­sor, com­bine all of the ingre­di­ents.
  • Blend until smooth and taste for sea­son­ing.
  • Adjust sea­son­ing as nec­es­sary.
  • Store the dress­ing in the refrig­er­a­tor in an air­tight con­tainer until needed.


  • If the dress­ing becomes too thick after refrig­er­a­tion, this it with a tsp of water at a time until you reach the desired con­sis­tency.

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