Lemon Tahini Dressing {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto}

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This Lemon Tahini Dressing is a kitchen staple food for us. It’s naturally paleo, vegan, keto, nut-free and Whole30-compliant, so it’s a really great option for entertaining. Creamy, flavorful and so quick to whip up it makes an amazing dressing, dip or sauce with just a few ingredients.

Lemon Tahini Dressing {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto}

Lemon Tahini Dressing {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto}

If you haven’t sensed the theme, this year on Tasty Yummies, it’s been all about getting back to basics. Both with the foundations of cooking and in our health. I think both have gotten somewhat unnecessarily complicated. I find that having a solid base of pantry staples, meal prep and batch cooked recipes, sauces and dressings that you always have on hand –  this is key to being prepared and ready to take on the busy weeks with your health and well-being at the forefront. No excuses.

Lemon Tahini Dressing {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto}

I have been taking notice of the kinds of foods we make week in and week out, in our house. The uncomplicated, not-so-fancy, easy-to-make foods that keep us organized and feeling in control. We have several non-negotiables around here, top of that list, is always having a solid, super tasty, homemade, dressing on hand. Since we have Big F-ing Salads just about daily around here, having a tasty dressing already made and waiting, makes it even easier to make good choices.

For us, it goes between Dad’s Greek Dressing, Homemade Dairy-free Ranch Dressing, 5-Minute Green Goddess Dressing and this tasty Lemon Tahini Dressing. This thick and rich dressing is one of my personal faves, because I will forever love a good creamy dressing, but definitely prefer to avoid dairy. Not only does this Lemon Tahini Dressing not have any dairy, but there’s no mayo or eggs, no nuts, just simple ingredients. Tahini is a paste made from toasted and ground sesame seeds. This dressing is paleo, vegan, keto, Whole30 compliant, nut-free, etc etc so it’s great for entertaining a crowd.

Lemon Tahini Dressing {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto}

Drizzle this Lemon Tahini Dressing over your favorite nutrient-dense salads or veggie bowls, use as a dip, add to proteins like chicken souvlaki or chicken kofta skewers, serve it with Greek lamb meatballs, or Gyro meatballsbaked falafel, or stuffed grape leaves, it’s amazing drizzled over roasted vegetables or thin the dressing even more with a little extra water and make it more of a thin sauce.

Don’t forget, if you are into tahini, my Green Tahini is an absolute MUST, too.

Lemon Tahini Dressing {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto}

Lemon Tahini Dressing {Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, Keto}

gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, egg-free, paleo, keto, whole30, vegan, vegetarian
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  • ½ cup organic tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • cup water
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Add all of the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk together, starting with 1/3 cup water and adding more until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Alternatively you can skip mincing the garlic and add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy. Adding more water as needed. A hand blender also works great.
  • This Lemon Tahini Dressing will keep up to 7 days in the refrigerator.



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