Oil-Free Zesty Tahini Dressing

An oil-free salad dressing made creamy tahini, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and nutritional yeast.  I use it 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 Easy Baked Falafel for a full meal. 

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


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. 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!

  2. 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 !!!

  3. 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!

    • 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!

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