I created this dressing Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing while trying to find a way to make a simple lettuce salad feel substantial. Mayonnaise wasn’t an option since I never make mayo-dressings. (I find them to be too rich and heavy.) Tahini, however, compliments greens rather than overwhelming them.
Tahini is protein rich paste made from crushed sesame seeds. When combined with lemon juice and parsley you get a tart, but refreshing flavor. This dressing works nicely on a salad of mixed greens, lettuce leaves, or a traditional Middle Eastern salad of finely chopped tomatoes and cucumbers.
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons tahini paste
- 1/2 cup parsley leaves
- Salt to taste
- Combine the ingredients in a food processor and blend well.
- If the dressing is too thick, add a bit of olive oil or lemon juice.