How to Make Tahini Dressing in few Easy Steps!

  • on May 6, 2018

Tahini Dressing has become a well-praised dressing worldwide, and for a good reason!

In addition to its delicious taste, Tahini is a source of high quality protein,

is cholesterol-free, and has high nutritious benefits.


TahiniI have introduced Tahini in my article Tahini: Your Source of High Quality Protein. I also talked about it in my recipe  Tuna Bathed in Tahini. However, since we use Tahini Sauce in many of our Lebanese recipes, I am dedicating a page to its recipe to make easier on you to access it when needed.



Tahini Benefits


The Tahini Dressing in our recipes


Tahini Sauce for Cauliflower side dishThe Tahini Dressing is sometimes named familiarly Tarator by our locals. It is used in various of our Lebanese recipes. I will be sharing them with you gradually.

You probably know it as the main dressing for the Falafel, which we call Tarator. But we use it for more than that.

It is one of the main components of some of our Fish dishes and a dressing for many other ones.

To name some:

  • Our so famous Northern Samke Harra (Spicy Fish)
  • Our Tajen, or as you know it now from my recipe: Tuna Bathed in Tahini,
  • The sauce or dressing for the Beef Shawarma and the Chicken Shawarma,
  • A component of our delicious Chick Peas Fatteh with Yogurt
  • A main component of our delicious Hummus
  • A main component of the Baba Ghannouj (Eggplant with Tahini)
  • A dressing for the super nutritious Falafel patties
  • A dressing for our Fried Cauliflower dish
  • A dressing for our Fried Eggplant dish
  • A dip for Fried Fish, Fried Pita Bread and even (as I love it) our Golden-Crispy Potatoes, and in this case we add chopped fresh parsley to the dressing. (super delicious!)
  • and the list goes on and on.

Try My Zero-Cholesterol HUMMUS Recipe!

Time for our Tahini Dressing Recipe! Enjoy and Share the Love!

Tahini Dressing

A Super Delicious Source of High Quality Protein and Nutrients that is Cholesterol-free and highly recommended by nutritionists!

Cuisine Lebanese, Levantine
Keyword Sesame Dressing, Staples, Tahini Dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 bowl


  • 1/2 cup Tahini Paste
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice Fresh
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed to a smoothie texture
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup Water as per consistence
  • 1-2 dashes White Pepper or Lebanese 7-Spices
  • Olive Oil


  1. NOTE: To succeed the Tahini dressing, it is important to add the liquids gradually while blending.

    1- In a bowl, mix well the creamy garlic with the Tahini paste.

    2- Add water slowly and gradually as you mix.

    3- Season with salt and pepper and mix.

    4- Add the lemon juice gradually while mixing.

    Your Tahini Dressing, or Tarator, is ready now!

Recipe Notes

If you are preparing the Tahini Dressing for a sweet recipe, like the Halaweh, reduce the garlic to a hint.

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