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If you’re searching for the next big, super-healthy, no-oil, no-added-salt, nutritarian dressing…
Welcome to Herb Tahini Nirvana
You don’t understand how foolishly happy I am to share this recipe with you!
First off, it’s my very first copy-cat recipe! That’s right, if you’re a Trader Joe’s frequenter then perhaps you’ve come across their new Green Tahini Dip & Sauce in the hummus and salsa area.
It was love at first bite for me–and I knew I had only one mission: to nutritarian-ize it so I could dip, dunk and drizzle it to my heart’s content!
We’re talking about some epic flavor here: lemon, garlic, dill, parsley, mint, cilantro and green onion all blended into creamy tahini.
You have to go with fresh herbs for this herb tahini dressing, no exceptions.
Much like with my No-Oil Tofu Ranch Dressing recipe, when you can’t add salt or oil to a salad dressing, you depend on gaining that robust flavor you crave from fresh ingredients!
This dressing comes together quick. All you’ll need is a high-power blender!
I opted to do a rough-chop of all the herbs and green onions so that there would be minimal time blending.
There are only 3 spices at play here: cumin, no-salt seasoning and garlic powder.
You can totally go with fresh garlic in this recipe but I find that my garlic breath is just a little-less-making-babies-cry when I opt for garlic powder. I reserve my fresh garlic dishes for dinner so only my hubby has to deal with me.
My absolute favorite no-salt seasoning is this Kirkland brand from Costco:
And since the whole point of this dressing is for it to have no oil, you’re going to want to pay attention to the kind of tahini you’re using–sometimes they sneak oil up in there!
This is the brand that I use, and it has only one ingredient: sesame seeds!
If you’re a bold-flavor-lover then you’re going to love this Herb Tahini dressing!
It’s creamy, savory, fresh, bright, lemony, garlicy and fragrant. It will be perfect over a bed of crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, shredded carrots, red cabbage and onions!
It also make a fantastic pesto served with bean pasta!
No-Oil Herb Tahini Dressing
Bright flavorful fresh herbs blended with lemon, spices and tahini makes the perfect healthful, savory, no-oil, no-added-salt, nutritarian-plan-friendly dressing and dip!
- 1/4 cup tahini (one ingredient: sesame seeds)
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup chopped curley parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1/3 cup chopped dill
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 whole fresh clove)
- 1 - 2 tsp no-salt seasoning (to your taste)
Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend on high for about 20 to 30 seconds depending on the power of your blender. Monitor to make sure that there are still visible bits of herbs remaining.
Use a spatula to scrape down sides.
The consistency will be more of a dip, to make it thinner for a dressing just empty it into a large mixing bowl (we don't want to break up the herbs anymore in the blender) and add 1/4 cup water and mix well. Continue to adjust until you reach your desired consistency.
Store in an air-tight glass container (I highly recommend Mason jars for dressing storage), keeps for 7 days.
Please leave a comment if you give this herb tahini dressing recipe a try, I love hearing your recipe feedback!