Healthy Recipes

The Tahini Lemon Dressing that Won't Ruin Your Diet

Add some protein and healthy fat to your salad with these simple, healthy add-ons.

Christy Brissette, M.S., R.D. thumbnail by MS, RD
Tahini Lemon Salad Dressing
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This Middle Eastern-inspired salad dressing has only 50 calories and 4g of fat from whole food sources: sesame seeds (the prime ingredient in tahini). Diluting the mix with lemon juice and some warm water gets your tahini to the right consistency, and turns a high-calorie food into a lighter dressing. 

Tahini Lemon Dressing Servings: 4
You'll need
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove grated or crushed
  • To taste salt and pepper
1. Add all the ingredients to a mason jar. Put the lid on tightly, and shake to combine.