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Lemon herb tahini dressing in a jar with a spoon.

Lemon Herb Tahini

  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This lemon herb tahini comes together in about 10 minutes and is easy to make.  It’s great on roasted vegetables, in Buddha bowls, or as a dip.


  • 1/3 cup tahini, stir before measuring
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or crushed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of fresh black pepper
  • Pinch of allspice, optional
  • 1/3 cup ice-cold water
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a small or medium bowl, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup, dijon mustard, salt, cumin, pepper, and allspice.
  2. Then whisk in 1/3 cup of ice-cold water to thin, until the sauce loosens and becomes creamy.
  3. Next, stir in chopped cilantro, taste, and adjust for seasoning.


How much water you’ll need depends on how thick or thin your tahini is and your desired consistency. If you want to use it as a dip and be thicker, use less water.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: sauces, dips
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: lemon herb tahini, lemon herb tahini dressing.