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Recipe posted on: 11 January 2010

Tahini Dressing

Recipe information

Serves: 8 (1 cup)
Prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 48 (per serve)
Carbs:2.4 grams
Protein: 1.4 grams
Fat:4.0 grams

This dressing is great over roasted vegetable, fresh green salad or even with grilled lamb or fish.


  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt


  1. Combine all ingredients (except salt, sweet paprika, olive oil and water) in a bowl.

  2. Slowly add the water until a smooth, semi-runny paste forms.

  3. Season the dressing to taste with the salt.

  4. Allow the dressing to stand in the refridgerator for about 30 minutes, to allow the flavours to develop properly.

  5. Serve drizzled with some olive oil and sweet paprika.

The tahini dressing will keep in the refridgerator, covered, for up to 5 days.

  Nutrition InformationAmount % Daily
Calories 48 2.4%
Calories from fat 36 60.0%
Total fat 4.0 g 6.0%
Saturated fat 0.6 g 3.0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 154 mg 10.6%
Carbohydrate 2.4 g 1.0%
Dietary fibre 0.7 g 0%
Sugars 0 g 0%
Protein 1.4 g 1.4%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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