This Creamy, Delicious, and EASY-to-make lemon tahini sauce will spice up your healthy eating journey. It is so versatile and delicious, perfect to elevate any of your favorite dishes. This tahini dressing is vegan, paleo and whole 30 friendly. Try it and let me know what you think!
A jar with a creamy salad dressing made with tahini, lemon, garlic, olive oil.

I love tahini!

I discovered it fairly recently and let me tell you, it has improved so many of my meals lately. And right now, I’m obsessed with this Lemon Tahini Sauce.

This paleo tahini dressing is so versatile and you can put it on just about anything and it will elevate all your favorite dishes. 

It’s refreshing with the lemon and has a kick from the garlic and cumin and pairs perfectly with salads, roasted veggies, chicken, and crispy potatoes.

And it’s so easy to make and only requires 6 ingredients.

You can also use this paleo recipe to make a creamy dipping sauce. For example, I love dipping these Air Fryer Potato Wedges and these Zucchini Fried in it.

Trust me, you have to try this recipe!

Ingredients in Lemon Tahini Sauce

This delicious lemon tahini sauce is made with just a few easily accessible ingredients that are vegan, keto, paleo, gluten-free, and Whole30-approved.

All you need is:

  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Liquid of choice
  • Garlic (optional)


This lemon tahini dressing is seriously addictive, I could add it on top of just about anything! Not to mention, it is super easy to make in only a few simple steps.

a food processor with creamy spread that's gluten free and vegan

Start with adding your tahini, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper, and garlic to a food processor.

Then, pulse until smooth.

Now add your liquid of choice until preferred texture is achieved. Add more liquid for a thinner dressing and less or no liquid for a creamy dipping sauce.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a high-speed blender or food processor. You will achieve a creamy and smooth texture in just about any blender since the tahini itself is already a super creamy seed butter.

However, you do need to make sure that the raw garlic is fully blended. It isn’t fun to chew on a mouthful of that…

Customizing Your Dressing to Your Flavor Preference

rainbow carrots drizzled with gluten free lemon tahini dressing

Everyone has a different taste preference and I have a few tips for you to make this delicious Whole30 lemon tahini dressing to your preferred flavor and consistency.

Firstly, if you are not a big fan of or are sensitive to garlic, I totally get it. You can replace the raw garlic with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or just simply leave it out altogether.

On the other hand, for the garlic fans out there, feel free to use 2 cloves instead of one!

Growing up in China, garlic is one of the cooking essentials in my household. We never seemed to run out of it because of how much of a staple it was in so. many of our dishes, we always kept it on hand.

The same goes for salt, pepper, and cumin. Adjust to your liking, you can get creative here.

Easy to Adjust the Whole30 Tahini Sauce Texture

This healthy Paleo tahini dressing can be made in so many different variations, it all depends on your taste buds and how you are going to use it.

One way to customize this tahini dressing is playing with its consistency.

To make this gluten-free dressing more liquidy, like a salad dressing consistency, you can add a little more liquid as you go.

And vice versa.

Feel free to reduce the amount, or omit all together, of liquid for the result to be more like a creamy dipping texture. Perfect with some raw or roasted veggies, crackers, or pita chips to dip in this creamy tahini sauce for a delectable snack or appetizer.

Last but not least, you can customize this dressing by using your preferred liquid.

Simply use filtered water to make this delicious tahini dressing thinner, or use milk or nut milk to keep this recipe vegan, is also an option.

If you’ve got richer taste buds and want to pack more flavors into this tahini dressing, I highly recommend using bone broth, it definitely elevates the flavors to another level of deliciousness.

How to Serve Your Tahini Dressing

Like I said, this paleo and vegan lemon tahini sauce can be used in so many different ways! 

  • Use it as a salad dressing for your favorite salad
  • Spread the tahini sauce on crackers
  • Make it tick and creamy and dip carrots and celery in it. Or air fryer sweet potato fries!
  • Drizzle over these Crispy Bacon Brussle Sprouts

But my favorite way to use this Lemon Tahini Sauce is to drizzle it on oven-roasted carrots! The rich and zezty dressing elevates the sweet carrots to a whole different level!

How are you plannig to use this Whole30 Lemon Tahini Sauce? Leave me a comment below! 


A jar of tahini sauce with a spoon ready to drizzle on roasted carrots.

Get the recipe:Tahini Dressing

This creamy, healthy and easy-to-make Lemon Tahini Sauce is delicious on just about anything! It's Whole30, keto, vegan, and paleo.
3.92 stars (12 reviews)


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt, pepper (to taste)
  • liquid of choice, see notes above
  • 1 clove of garlic, optional


  • Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until well combined.
  • Scrape the processor wall a few times to make sure all the ingredients are fully blended.
  • ENJOY with your favorite veggies, crackers or use it as a salad dressing


Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 379kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g, Sodium: 379mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 15g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

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