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savory tahini lime dressing

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Savory tahini lime dressing with a splash of hot sauce is a zesty plant-based, oil-free dressing ready for salads, roasted veggies, or grains.


  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (1 -2 limes)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tsp. date paste or another liquid sweetener
  • 1/8 tsp. (or several dashes) of hot sauce


  1. In a small bowl or jar, combine the tahini and lime juice until the dressing starts to smooth out.
  2. Add the soy sauce, garlic, date paste, and a few drops of hot sauce.
  3. Mix everything until smooth, adding cold water or more lime juice until you reach the desired consistency.


  • Be sure to look for tahini that does not contain added oil. If you use tahini with added salt, start by adding just 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Add more if desired.
  • We used Tabasco for the hot sauce, but you can use your favorites such as Sambal Oelek or brands that conform to your dietary preferences. Pay attention to added ingredients such as garlic and sweetener as this will impact the overall flavor of the dressing.

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