Lemon Tahini Salald Dressing

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Have the winter doldrums set in yet? It has for me in the frozen northland. This time of year is when I start craving healthier food like salads with bright dressings, like Lemon Tahini Dressing.

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing


about lemon tahini dressing

You’re not going to get any brighter than this simple & fast creamy, Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing.  It’s like a little ray of sunshine and hope breaking over the dull winter horizon! Bonus that it’s healthy, too.

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing is tart and fun and the perfect thing to drizzle over sturdy winter greens.  I love this dressing on my Shaved Brussels & Kale Salad with Chicken Breast.

Lemon Tahini Salald Dressing

Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

lemon tahini dressing is versatile

Any of the heavier cruciferous veggies, kale, cabbage & Brussels go so well with this dressing, and the lemony flavor is bright enough to work well with the healthier salad add-ins, like sweet potato, chickpeas or any ancient grains. You’ll have no dull salads with this dressing!

money-saving tips for lemon tahini dressing

When shopping for these ingredients, as long as your lemon is fresh, don’t worry about color. Instead, pick up several and feel the weight of them. Choose the heaviest. They’ll be the juiciest.

Tahini can be very pricey. When you buy it, have plans to use it all in a reasonable time, and store the jar upside down in the fridge. Miso keeps forever, months in the fridge, so there are no worries.


Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

A creamy, bright and healthy lemon salad dressing.

  • Author: FrugalHausfrau
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/3 cup 1x


  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoons honey


Whisk together the lemon juice, miso, tahini, oil & honey.


No tahini? Use almond butter, instead, in this salad dressing for a different but just as good taste.

If you’re making a kale salad, save out a teaspoon of the lemon juice to “massage” your kale. Sprinkle the lemon juice, an additional tablespoon of oil and a little salt over your kale & rub briskly with clean hands for about a minute.

This dressing is a part of my Chicken Breast Meal Prep Lunches for Two.


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 58
  • Sugar: 1.7g
  • Sodium: 1.5mg
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: .6g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1g
  • Fiber: .4g
  • Protein: 1.2g

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20 thoughts on “Lemon Tahini Dressing

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  2. Hi Mollie! I have been wanting to try tahini dressing. Going to put this on my To-Do List. I love that the dressing is slightly sweetened with honey. Also… how do you like Nutrition Fox? I’ve had my eye on it….

    • FrugalHausfrau

      I’m not convinced yet about Nutrifox. I’m still trying to figure out how to get it to post less obnoxiously and integrate with the new recipe plug in. I’m still on the fence! I used to use my nutrition info from MyFitnessPal, and it is free. Honestly, after I started taking care of the folks, I stopped posting nutritional info because I was so hard pressed for time, and since I’ve gotten back home, it’s been hit & miss.I’m wanting to find something! I think there’s a money back guarantee.

    • FrugalHausfrau

      I know EXACTLY what you mean! It’s been warmer during the days now and then freezing every night and it’s cold and damp and I swear the cold just settles in the joints. Maybe I need a winter home somewhere!

  3. Sounds really yum. I had a bad experience with tahini a few years ago when I put way too much into hummus and it was so heavy and claggy that I couldn’t stomach it. But the lemon in your recipe would seem to offset it nicely. Thanks for sharing!

    • FrugalHausfrau

      I can see how that could happen. I love peanut butter but sometimes have a hard time swallowing it, and it’s the same with any of the sticky butters, including tahini.

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