Delightfully Green Tahini Dressing
February 19, 2015

Delightfully Green Tahini Dressing | The Full Helping

I know, I know. Who needs another tahini dressing? The answer is me. I need one. Because no matter how many tahini dressings I make, I don’t seem to tire of them. This delightfully green tahini dressing, which features parsley and garlic, is my latest favorite. I’m always trying to think of ways to sneak leafy greens into just about everything–soups, grain pilafs, pastas, puddings. So why not dressing?

Delightfully Green Tahini Dressing | The Full Helping

I’ve created many a tahini dressing since I started this blog, notable favorites being my balsamic tahini dressing and my turmeric tahini dressing. I love them, but a girl can only enjoy the same dressing so many times before she needs a little variety. This brand new blend is tart, salty, and infused with a little green power. It’s a perfect topping for salad, but it’s also wonderful over roasted vegetables, or as a topping for grain bowls.

I especially love how fresh parsley brightens the dressing’s taste; at this time of year, I often start to crave herbs and lemon, no doubt a reaction to all of the heavier and spicier flavors of wintertime soups and stews.

Delightfully Green Tahini Dressing | The Full Helping

With all of that said, parsley’s not everyone’s cup of tea, so feel free to substitute thyme (about a tablespoon), dill (about a quarter cup), tarragon (three tablespoons, fresh), or cilantro (a quarter cup here, too). It’s hard to go wrong with this simple template.

Delightfully Green Tahini Dressing (gluten free)

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Yields: 1 1/3 cups


  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 small garlic clove chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon salt I like it on the saltier side, so I used 3/4
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves only, packed
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves and stems


  • Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender or a food processor till smooth. Dressing will keep in the fridge for up to 6 days.


Delightfully Green Tahini Dressing | The Full Helping

The bowl you see here was a combination of baby spinach, baked sweet potato rounds, shredded carrot, shredded red cabbage, cucumber, and a dollop of hummus. What a great lunch bowl, and the dressing brought it all together.

Perhaps you’ll add this one to your list of favorite dressings. It’s certainly a new go-to for me!

It’s been a long week here, and I’m looking forward to Friday. Can’t wait to see you all for Weekend Reading. Stay warm, and be well.


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  1. 4 stars
    Thanks this dressing was really good, very refreshing. I never used the parsley…my husband and I are not fans of it. Instead, I just added more spinach in its place. I also add just the green parts of one green onion.

  2. I think a better question to ask is “Who couldn’t do with another tahini dressing?” Love the sound of this one and it’s so pretty! I tend to use the same boring old tahini dressing, looking forward to shaking things up =)

  3. Just made this–absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Will definitely be including this in my rotation of favorite dressings! Thank you so much!!

  4. This is an awesome idea! I have been in love with a tahini-miso combo when making salad dressing for the past months but I would never have thought of blending tahini with parsley and spinach. On my must try list for tonight 🙂

  5. This looks perfect! I have cilantro I will use instead of parsley. Thank you for what will certainly be a future favourite recipe, Gena!

  6. Oh man, glad I’m not alone when it comes to the tahini consumption! I love this dressing and bowl, your photos are so beautiful:)))) We make something very similar, if you like cilantro you have got to try switching the parley for cilantro…it’s amazing! Although we usually don’t do spinach, but again I’m with you…the more greens the better!

  7. We get through a lot of tahini in our house, too. We put it on almost everything! Thanks for this dressing idea- will try it out for sure 🙂

  8. I’ve been wanting to try more raw food, but never took the time. You’re my first read! Going to sift through the rest of your blog now. Thanks.