No Oil Herb Tahini Dressing

dr fuhrman pbs eat to live nutritarian diet 6 week plan no oil salad dressing recipe no saltBig.  Powerful.  Herbalicious.  Flavor.  Are you ready to punch your salad in the face? 

If you’re searching for the next big, super-healthy, no oil, no salt, nutritarian dressing–welcome to herb tahini nirvana…

Namaste.

You don’t understand how foolishly happy I am to share this recipe with you!

First off, it’s my very first copy-cat recipe!  That’s right, if you’re a Trader Joe’s frequenter then perhaps you’ve come across their new Green Tahini Dip & Sauce in the hummus and salsa area. 

It was love at first bite for me and I knew I had only one mission: to nutritarian-ize it so I could dip, dunk and drizzle it to my heart’s content!

live 6 week plan nutritarian diet fresh herbsWe’re talking about some epic flavor here: lemon, garlic, dill, parsley, mint, cilantro and green onion all blended into creamy tahini.

You have to go with fresh herbs for this herb tahini dressing, no exceptions.

Much like with my No-Oil Tofu Ranch Dressing recipe, when you can’t add salt or oil to a salad dressing, you depend on gaining that robust flavor you crave from fresh ingredients! 

live 6 week plan nutritarian diet fresh herbsThis dressing comes together quick.  All you’ll need is a high-power blender!

I opted to do a rough-chop of all the herbs and green onions so that there would be minimal time blending.

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No oil salad dressing dr fuhrman nutritarian eat to live 6 week plan recipes Herb tahini dressingThere are only 3 spices at play here: cumin, no-salt seasoning and garlic powder. 

You can totally go with fresh garlic in this recipe but I find that my garlic breath is just a little-less-stinky when I opt for garlic powder.  I reserve my fresh garlic dishes for dinner so only my hubby has to deal with me. 

My absolute favorite no-salt seasoning is this Kirkland brand from Costco:

And since the whole point of this dressing is for it to use no oil, you’re going to want to pay attention to the kind of tahini you’re using–sometimes they sneak oil up in there! This is the brand that I use, and it has only one ingredient: sesame seeds!

If you’re a bold-flavor-lover then you’re going to love this Herb Tahini dressing! 

It’s creamy, savory, fresh, bright, lemony, garlicy and fragrant.  It will be perfect over a bed of crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, shredded carrots, red cabbage and onions!

No Oil Herb Tahini Dressing
Bright flavorful fresh herbs blended with lemon, spices and tahini makes the perfect healthful, savory, no oil, no salt, nutritarian-plan-friendly dressing and dip.
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup tahini (no oil added, should just have one ingredient: sesame seeds)
  2. 3/4 cup water
  3. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  4. 3/4 cup chopped curly parsley
  5. 1/2 cup chopped green onion (green and white parts)
  6. 1/3 cup chopped dill
  7. 2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  8. 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  9. 2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 whole clove fresh garlic
  10. no-salt seasoning to taste (1 to 2 tsp. recommended)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in the order listed to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend on high for about 20 to 30 seconds depending on the power of your blender. Monitor to make sure that there are still visible bits of herbs remaining.
  3. Use a spatula to scrape down sides.
  4. The consistency is more of a dip, to make it thinner for a dressing just scoop out 2 to 3 tbsp and add 1 to 2 tbsp of water or lemon juice.
Notes
  1. Store in an air-tight glass container (I highly recommend Mason jars for dressing storage), keeps for 7 days.
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4 thoughts on “No Oil Herb Tahini Dressing

  1. Jordan Laine

    This was so good and so easy! I didn’t have mint on hand, but I went for it anyways. Love it.

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    1. Kristen Post author

      Hi Jordan!

      Yay!! I’m so happy you gave it a try and liked it!

      Next time you have mint on hand, it really provides a lovely layer of flavor!

      Thank yous o much for leaving a comment too!

      xo, Kristen

      Reply
  2. Emily

    Thank you so much for this recipe and so many of your others! They are just the type of recipes I am looking for to live my plant based diet as best as I can! They are delicious and healthy! I really appreciate what you are doing here.

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    1. Kristen Post author

      Hi Emily!

      Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a comment and what lovely words!

      Hearing this kind of feedback from readers is exactly what motivates me to keep going! I’m so happy that you are finding the content useful!

      Wishing you the best on your plant-based journey!

      xo< Kristen

      Reply

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