Oil-Free Zesty Tahini Dressing

This zesty tahini salad dressing is oil-free, made creamy tahini, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and nutritional yeast.

Zesty tahini salad dressing in a glass jar with ingredient text on the side.

What to Serve with Tahini Dressing

I use this tahini dressing on just about any and everything, but it’s perfect for Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern salads and is amazing on this Garlicky Kale Salad. I highly recommend topping the salad with my baked falafel for a full meal.

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Glass container of tahini salad dressing.

Zesty Tahini Dressing

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup


An oil-free salad dressing made creamy tahini, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and nutritional yeast.  


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4  cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until combined.
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: tahini salad dressing

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    1. Tia Roes
      January 4, 2021 AT 11:43 pm

      This sounds fantastic- but I can’t eat yeast. Do you have a substitute you recommend? Or can I just leave it out? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 5, 2021 AT 9:43 pm

        The nutritional yeast is a big component to this recipe. I would maybe make this sauce instead. 🙂

    2. Claire
      August 10, 2020 AT 2:43 pm

      Another winner!! This is so good and such a hit in our house. My husband who “doesn’t like” nutritional yeast likes this dressing a lot. It tastes decadent and delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 10, 2020 AT 8:16 pm

        Yay!! That’s definitely a win in my book. 🙂 So glad this dressing was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Claire. I so appreciate it!

    3. Beckie
      August 5, 2020 AT 10:45 am

      I also added sriracha for a lil kick and yassss !!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 5, 2020 AT 11:12 pm

        Always a good idea!!

    4. Beckie
      August 5, 2020 AT 10:43 am

      Delicious!!! And I’ve had a hard time switching from only buttermilk ranch to healthier options but this did it for me and my kids !!! Thank you !!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 5, 2020 AT 11:11 pm

        Ahh I’m so glad you guys enjoyed this dressing, Beckie! Thanks for giving it a try and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. <3

    5. Margaret
      July 8, 2020 AT 11:43 pm

      I was searching for an oil-free tahini-based dressing and I ran across this recipe. It is absolutely delicious, perfectly tangy and flavorful. ( I also added a few teaspoons of onion powder cause I love onion and garlic). If it makes my greens taste good then its great! Thank you much for sharing this delicious recipe with the world!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 9, 2020 AT 11:39 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this dressing, Margaret! I’m glad you found it. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful for other readers, so I appreciate it!

    6. Dee
      September 6, 2019 AT 11:21 pm

      Hi, can it be stored in fridge and for how long it will stay good?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 7, 2019 AT 10:02 pm

        Yes! It should be stored in the fridge and should last up to 1 week.

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