Lemon Tahini Dressing – 5 Ingredient Oil-Free Recipe

Lemon Tahini Dressing – Healthy, Easy, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan Sauce Recipe


5 Minute Lemon Tahini Potato Bowl – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Quick, Easy, Microwave, Vegan, Dinner for One Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 8  |  Ready In: 5 minutes |  Yield: 1 cup

This creamy, oil-free, nut-free dressing pairs the bright flavor of fresh lemon with the roasted richness of tahini.  Use it flavor on a 5-Minute Broccoli Bowl, use as a dip for Rainbow Veggie Nori Rolls, drizzle on Wild Rice Pilaf.  This healthy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make.


Oil-Free Lemon Tahini Dressing:

How it’s Done

To make dressing: Drain and rinse the chickpeas, if using canned. Place in a blender.
Zest the lemon and add to the blender.  Juice the lemon into the blender.
Add the tahini, miso, and nutritional yeast to the blender.
Add 1/2 cup of water. Puree until smooth. Taste to adjust seasoning.

Toss with greens or other salad topping.

Yield: 1 cup

Chef Katie’s Tips

Freezer Friendly:  This dressing is very freezer-friendly.  Make a big batch and store in smaller containers.

What is Tahini? Tahini is just ground up sesame seeds.  It’s like the peanut version of sesame seeds.  It’s a great nut-free alternative for anyone struggling with nut allergies.  You can find it near the nut butters.  Roasted tahini packs the most flavor, but I try to avoid tahini with added salt or oils.

Umami Flavor: Miso paste and nutritional yeast add rich, umami flavor. They replace traditional egg and cheese found in many salad dressings for this vegan version.

Watch the Cooking Video:

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1/8 recipe, about 2 tbsp)

Calories 51.72
Calories From Fat (40%) 20.75
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 2.51g 4%
  • Saturated Fat 0.34g 2%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 86.57mg 4%
  • Potassium 69.59mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrates 6.24g 2%
  • Fiber 2.38g 10%
  • Sugar 0.76g
  • Protein 2.96g 6%
  • Calcium 8.37mg <1%
  • Iron 22.76mg 126%
  • Vitamin A 11.2IU <1%
  • Vitamin C 10.4mg 17%

Shopping and Gear List

    • Achva Organic Tahini, 17.6 oz.
    • Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning 4.5 Ounce
    • Hikari Organic Miso Paste, White, 17.6 oz


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