Tahini Dill Dressing

Try this creamy homemade dressing over spring greens, cucumber slices and spiralized carrots topped with microgreens.

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If you love this dressing, we recommend this Vermicelli Salad with Lemongrass Chicken.

1 cup


  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon), plus 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1/4 tbsp puréed garlic
  • Pinch sea salt


  1. Add the acid: To a Mason jar, add lemon juice and zest.
  2. Add the fat: in this case, the tahini paste.
  3. Add the emulsifier: In this recipe, we use maple syrup.
  4. Add the flavor enhancers: Here, it is the dill, garlic and salt.
  5. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Be certain to sample your dressing with a leaf of the greens or lettuce you are using to get a sneak peek of the dressing’s taste in action.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 tbsp
  • Calories 27
  • Carbohydrate Content 2 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 2 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 9 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g