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The Sunday Cookbook: Tahini Lime Dressing

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

Whether you're drizzling it over salads, roasted vegetables, or using it as a dip, you're sure to elevate your dish with this creamy, zesty Tahini Lime Dressing!

The Sunday Cookbook: Tahini Lime Dressing - joseph centineo - amanda macgregor - food allergy recipes

This Tahini Lime Dressing is the perfect companion to brighten up salads, grain bowls, roasted veggies, or even as a dipping sauce for your favorite snacks. With its creamy texture and zesty kick, it makes the perfect addition to our Sunday Cookbook recipes. Get creative, customize to your taste, and enjoy the delightful tangy goodness of this homemade dressing.

Tips and Variations:

  • Spice It Up: If you are not nightshade-free, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat.

  • Tahini Varieties: Try different varieties of tahini, such as unhulled or black tahini, for unique flavors and colors.

  • Vegan Sweetener: Opt for maple syrup instead of honey for a vegan-friendly dressing.

  • Lime Substitutes: If you're out of fresh limes, you can use bottled lime juice instead. Replace the fresh limes with 4 tablespoons of lime juice.

Enjoy the dressing with the following recipes:

The Sunday Cookbook:

Tahini Lime Dressing



  • ⅓ cup tahini

  • Zest and juice of 2 fresh limes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • Salt and pepper, for taste

  • Water, for thinning out

  • Fresh or dried parsley or cilantro, for garnish optional


  1. In a small mixing bowl, scoop out the tahini. Zest the limes and add the zest to the bowl. Then, juice the limes and pour the fresh lime juice into the bowl with the tahini.

  2. Toss in the minced garlic, olive oil, honey (or maple syrup for a vegan version), and ground cumin.

  3. Season your dressing with a pinch of salt and a crack of black pepper. Taste and adjust the flavors to your liking. If you prefer a tangier dressing, add more lime juice. If you like it sweeter, increase the honey or maple syrup. Feel free to customize it to your taste buds!

  4. To reach the desired consistency, gradually add water to your dressing mixture. Start with 2 tablespoons and stir. If you prefer a thinner dressing, add another tablespoon of water. Continue until you achieve the desired thickness.

  5. Stir all the ingredients together until you have a smooth, creamy dressing. If you like, garnish it with chopped fresh or dried cilantro or parsley for an extra burst of freshness.

  6. You can use your Tahini Lime Dressing immediately, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Remember to give it a good shake or stir before using it as the ingredients may settle over time.

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