This lemon dill tahini dressing is a variation of my plain lemon tahini dressing from my roasted cauliflower salad.

The main difference here is that a few more herbs are added in there. It’s really good.

Read this article of Apronese to get the lemon tahini dressing recipe with dill.

What is Tahini?

Basically, tahini is just a sesame seed paste. Sesame seeds that have been puréed until they are a smooth sauce or loose paste texture.

You can find tahini in the grocery store near the other nut and seed butters, or near middle-eastern ingredients. It’s best to refrigerate your tahini after opening. It lasts just about forever in the refrigerator.

Tahini is the key ingredient for the hummus, but can also be used for salad dressing, or cookies and muffins.

Prepare for Your Lemon Tahini Dressing with Dill

If you want to level this dressing up for a special occasion or you’re just really into details, here are some suggestions:

  • Use fresh squeezed lemon juice and add a pinch or two of the lemon’s zest.
  • Use one small clove of garlic (minced) instead of the garlic powder.
  • Use fresh dill and fresh parsley, about 1 loosely packed teaspoon of each (finely chopped).

How to Serve Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing?

How to Serve Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

You can pour this dressing over any fresh or roasted vegetable. It also makes a great dip for crudités.

You can also pour this over a bowl of sliced cucumbers as a dairy-free version of the creamy dill cucumber salad, or use it to make a mayo-free potato salad.

Plus, it’s great over fish, like salmon or tuna, like tuna and white bean salad.

Drizzling this dressing over a grilled chicken breast is another good way to serve it.

Lemon Tahini Dressing Recipe with Dill

Pour this lemon dill tahini dressing over roasted vegetables, grilled salmon or chicken or your favorite green salad.

Author: Beth

Prep Time: 5 mins / Cook Time: 0 mins / Total Time: 5 mins

Servings: 6 (2 tbsp each)


  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder ($0.02)
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • freshly cracked pepper ($0.03)
  • 1/4 cup tahini ($0.75)
  • 1/4 cup warm water ($0.00)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice ($0.09)


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir or whisk until smooth. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to five days. The dressing will thicken at colder temperatures.


Serving: 2 tbsp ・ Calories: 62.87 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 2.45 g ・ Protein: 2.42 g ・ Fat: 5.02 g ・ Sodium: 139.5 mg ・ Fiber: 1.4 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

How to Make Tahini Dill Dressing – Step-by-step Photos

Herbs and Spices for Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing
Step 1: Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp dried dill, 1/2 tsp dried parsley, and some freshly cracked pepper (about 10 cranks of a pepper mill) to a bowl.
Tahini being poured into bowl with the herbs.
Step 2: Add 1/4 cup tahini to the bowl with the herbs, along with 1/4 cup warm water, and 3 tbsp lemon juice.
Half stirred Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing looking clumpy.
Step 3: Stir the ingredients together. It will look kind of clumpy or like it’s curdled at first, but that’s just because tahini has a lot of oil and it is trying to stay separate from the water. Just keep stirring.
Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing in the bowl with a red spatula
Step 4: If you just keep stirring, it will come together into a smooth dressing after a few seconds. Cold water will make this take longer, so make sure the water you use is a little warm.
Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing dripping off a spoon into a white bowl.
The lemon dill tahini dressing is a little on the runny side when warm, but thickens up quite a bit when refrigerated.

Serve the dressing immediately, or refrigerate it for up to five days.

And that is how to make lemon dill tahini dressing. There are many ways to serve it. It’s best to keep the dressing in your fridge. You’re gonna love this dressing at the first try.