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Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

Creamy green tahini dressing is a delicious, flavor-packed homemade salad dressing, that’s vegan and so easy to make! And it’s pretty much good on EVERYTHING! This is a dressing recipe that you will want to make again and again!

Yes, my friends I LOVE tahini dressings! Which is why I am now sharing yet another recipe with you! This time one made with tahini, parsley, garlic, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, lemon, roasted sesame oil, olive oil and unsweetened plant-based milk. And it is REALLY tasty!

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

This green tahini dressing is luxuriously creamy yet plant-based (no mayo!). It’s a great alternative to your standard vinaigrette, which is why I have sooo many different salad recipes using sesame seed paste for the dressing. All a little different. All simply delicious.

There’s my cumin-lemon tahini dressing I use for my Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Lentils, which is also similar to the one I use for Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce .

Then there is a ultra simple tahini dressing I use for this Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing and equally easy dressing for a Roasted Asparagus Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing or a Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing.

Like you need EVEN more options… but there’s also a lemony tahini sauce with garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Perfect for bowls, like this one: Broccolini and Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing.

And FINALLY an all-time-favorite this time of year — a tahini sauce perfect with spring asparagus: Roasted White Asparagus with Tahini-Lemon Sauce. (Have you tried it yet?!)

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing

I love this green tahini dressing recipe for a couple reasons:

  • It’s absolutely delicious. But I already said that!
  • It is creamy but doesn’t have any mayo or dairy. There’s nothing but good for you, healthy ingredients here.
  • It’s versatile. Thick & satisfying, this dressing can be used for any kind of greens like kale, arugula, romaine. Go ahead try it with cabbage, fennel or cucumber, or even chickpeas, lentils or your favorite whole grains. Versatile!
  • It takes less than 10 minutes to make, including clean up. Boom.

Please tell me how you like this dressing in the comments! I’m so eager to hear how your salad creations turn out!

Creamy Green Tahini Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This is a delicious creamy green tahini dressing recipe, that I'm sure you'll love! It’s simple to make and full of nutritious ingredients. It makes a great vegan alternative for a Caesar salad. Recipe yields about 1 cup/250 ml.
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 (about 2,5 tablespoons dressing per person)
Calories: 162 kcal
Author: Elle
For the dressing:
  • 5 tablespoons tahini (well-stirred)
  • Large handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (2-3 tablespoons)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (unfiltered)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1/2 a large lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (I like soy) (80 ml)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the salad:
  • 3 heads hearts of romaine (mini romaine), washed and dried
  • 4 tablespoons mixed seeds, lightly toasted (I used sesame, poppy, hemp, and sunflower seeds)
  1. Add all the dressing ingredients to a large measuring cup or high-sided container (e.g. Mason jar). Using a hand-held emersion blender, blend until creamy. Taste the dressing and adjust seasonings, if desired.
  2. To prepare the salad, remove a few of the outer leaves and then cut each head of lettuce in half lengthwise. Keep the inner core intact and cut into small wedges, if large. Rinse the loose leaves and gently wash the inner leaves to keep them whole, then roll them loosely in clean towels to remove excess water. Organize all the leaves on a large salad plate. 

  3. Drizzle the leaves with about 1/4 (or more) of the dressing. Sprinkle with the roasted seeds. Serve with additional dressing on the side.

  4. This tahini dressing recipe makes about 1 cup/250 ml, which is enough for two salads. Store leftovers, in a sealed container, in the fridge and enjoy another tasty salad tomorrow or the day after!

  5. Enjoy!


Tahini adds a rich, nutty taste to anything you add it to. You can find it at organic food store, larger grocery stores or on Amazon.

This dressing is great for making a vegan Caesar salad. It's a great alternative to my recipe for Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs, which has a tahini dressing made with nutritional yeast (umami factor that replaces parmesan) and Dijon mustard. If you haven't tried it, please do. It's delicious!

If you make this Creamy Green Tahini Dressing recipe, I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! Be sure to rate it and leave a comment below to let me know! Especially if you have tips for other readers. Or take a picture and tag me on Instagram @ellerepublic and don’t forget to hashtag #ellerepublic so I don’t miss it!

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