Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley

This tahini dressing recipe is one of my all-time favorites. This version tosses parsley into the blender alongside other ingredients.

Tahini in the Pantry

Tahini is made from toasted ground sesame seeds that are toasted and ground into a puree. It adds creaminess to many recipes, which is great when eating dairy-free. Tahini is a standard in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, and most notably recognized for its role in hummus. When purchasing tahini, make sure the ingredient list contains only sesame seeds. If you want to use up a bottle of tahini that’s been sitting in the fridge for awhile, it also makes a great dessert ingredient. Tahini paste, like natural peanut butter, will separate over time, so be sure to stir thoroughly before using.

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley, tahini recipe, tahini sauce

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I love tahini dressing with parsley is drizzled almost any type of salad, including lettuce, radish, and cucumber salads. Or try it on roasted veggies, and grilled fish or meats. It is a delicious accompaniment to this Turkish-style köfte kebab.

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley, tahini recipe, tahini sauce

Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley

An all-time favorite, made green by the addition of the nutrient dense powerhouse, parsley. Cilantro may also be used for a different flavor.
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Course: Dressings, Sauces
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: easy tahini garlic
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Aliye Aydin


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika (optional)
  • 4 Tablespoons ice water


  • Combine all ingredients except ice water in a high-powered blender and process until a paste is formed. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • If making by hand, be sure to chop the parsley and garlic as finely as possible, and whisk together all other ingredients. Dressing will appear to separate at first when making by hand, but keep whisking, and it will come together. 
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Tahini Dressing Recipe with Parsley, tahini recipe, tahini sauce

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