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Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing

This dressing is a throwback to the ’80s and my first real kitchen job at Whole Wheat and Wild Berries.
Whole Wheat and Wild Berries was a much loved natural foods restaurant on W. 10th street in NYC. They were famous for this dressing, it had cult following and is still fondly remembered by many to this day. In the mid 80’s a second location was opened in the Berkshires (Great Barrington) and, at the age of 16, I talked myself into a job as a prep cook, brunch cook, head baker and occasional waitress.
So much of what I learned there I carry with me to this day, including this addictive salad dressing recipe.
I seriously cannot explain how good this is -you need to try it for yourself!

Brussels sprouts are one of my absolute favorite veggies roasted but my latest obsession is shaved Brussels sprouts salad tossed with this tahini lemon dressing and lots of pomegranate seeds.

Brussels Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: lemon tahini, salad dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1.5 Cups
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer

This dressing is, of course, delicious on salads but is also great on Buddha bowls, roasted cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and just about anything else you can think of.



  • 1- inch piece fresh ginger peeled (adjust to your liking)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 8 oz olive oil can use avocado or oil of your choice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini sesame paste
  • 2 tbsp tamari can use gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup optional


  1. Place roughly chopped ginger, garlic, tahini, tamari and lemon juice in a blender and blend to a fine paste.

  2. With the blender running in low/medium speed slowly drizzle in the rest of the oil.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (30 g)
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0.5g1%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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