Tahini Lime Dressing

This 5-minute dressing brings together the freshness of lime juice and the richness of sesame paste. Healthy and tasty, it's perfect poured into salads or drizzled in wraps.

Tahini Lime Dressing Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs4.2 g1.5%
of which Sugars2.4 g2.6%
Fibers1.2 g4.2%
Fats5.1 g7.8%
of which Saturates0.7 g3.5%
of which Omega 30 g3.6%
Proteins1.7 g3.6%
Calcium47 mg4.7%
Vitamin A1 mcg0.1%
Vitamin C3 mg4.4%
Iron0.9 mg6.2%
Potassium60 mg1.7%
Sodium12 mg0.5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal69 3.5%
Macro split
  • net carbs 35%
  • sugars 19%
  • fats 42%
  • saturates 6%
  • proteins 14%
  • fibers 10%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
69 per serving

We made this delicious tahini lime dressing for all those who love the nutty flavour of sesame paste. Creamy and refreshing, it's the perfect condiment to salads and wraps. All it takes are four wholesome ingredients and 5 minutes. Let's do it!

This quick dressing pairs the freshness of lime juice with the richness of tahini. These flavours are well balanced by a sweet and sour combo of apple cider vinegar and maple syrup — so good!

Tahini is a smooth butter made from hulled sesame seeds, which are first toasted and then ground into a silky paste. It's a staple ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, used in traditional recipes like hummus, baba ganoush, and halva. It's also great on toasted bread, drizzled on falafels, added to energy bites — and straight from the jar too.

Besides being delicious, sesame paste is also rich in precious nutrients like proteins, fibres, calcium, and iron. Plus, it's a heart-friendly ingredient as most of its fats are healthy unsaturated fats. In this recipe, we used tahini instead of oil as a base for the dressing, reducing the overall fat content by 25%.

This lime dressing is fabulous on pretty much any type of salad, from a simple potato salad to a hearty tabbouleh.

You can try it with our zucchini ribbon salad, sweet potato bowl or this cabbage and orange anti-inflammatory salad.

A two-tablespoon serving has less than 70 calories and covers 8% RDI for fats and 4% RDI for saturated fats.

So, make a big batch of this lime dressing and keep it in the fridge to have a healthy condiment always at hand.

For more healthy salad dressings to try next, check out this anti-inflammatory ginger vinaigrette, sumac yoghurt dressing, or turmeric tofu hollandaise!


Measuring System
Tahini21/2 tbsp
Apple Cider Vinegar1 tbsp
Maple Syrup2 tsp
Water2 tbsp

Step 1

Grate the zest of the lime leaving behind the bitter white pith that's underneath the peel.

Then, juice the lime.

zested and juiced lime

Step 2

Add the lime juice and zest to a small bowl.

Then, tip in the tahini paste, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and the given water.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

lime juice dressing with tahini

Step 3

Stir the ingredients until they're well combined, and you have a smooth, runny dressing.

tahini lime dressing in a bowl


  • You can add a pinch of chilli flakes and dried parsley or a teaspoon of soy sauce for extra flavour.

  • Store the dressing in the fridge in an airtight container or jar for up to a month, as tahini is quite durable when refregerated.