a delicious quick and easy creamy vegan nut-free dressing

This is a vague recollection of an Eastern Mediterranean dressing that is delicious over a salad of fresh baby leaves with coriander (cilantro) and parsley…za’atar crackers and perhaps a falafel or two. It makes an easy dip and can also be used as a dressing for noodles.

I am suggesting that you use grapeseed oil as it is a neutral flavoured oil, but you could use a more robust olive oil instead.  

If you can’t get hold of sesame seeds, try substituting for 2 tablespoons of tahini.  

Once made, this can be stored for up to 4 days in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.


Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ½ clove garlic
  • ½ tablespoon agave or raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  1. In a blender, whizz all of the ingredients until smooth with enough water to reach the desired consistency (between 4 - 8 tablespoons).


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