Sesame Citrus Dressing

This dressing is rich, creamy and versatile. You can make a big batch to keep on-hand as your go-to salad dressing. A few delicious ways we’ve used it:

  • Over a bed of spinach, broccoli, chopped apples and walnuts
  • Over leafy greens, cauliflower, goji berries and pepitas
  • On top of roasted veggies and quinoa
  • Drizzled on steamed broccoli


Sesame Citrus Dressing


The first ingredient you’ll see in this dressing recipe is Tahini. Tahini might sound like a fancy name, but it’s really just ground up sesame seeds. The ingredient list on my Kroger brand tahini literally just says “organic ground toasted sesame seeds.” Just one simple ingredient! At the grocery it’s usually found with the nut butters.



Sesame Citrus Dressing


Why are we constantly recommending to eat lots of beans, nuts and whole grains? Because they are all SEEDS! Seeds are awesome for you! Think about it… just add water, air and sunlight and you’ll soon have a full grown plant or tree. The necessary nutrients to create that plant/tree are in this tiny nutrient-loaded package, AKA a seed. Sesame seeds are no different than all other seeds – they’re packed with nutrients.

Tahini Salad Dressing

Plant-Based Sesame Citrus Dressing

This plant-based dressing takes just 5 ingredients and can be whipped up in 5 minutes. Great on salad, steamed veggies, roasted veggies and even as a dip.
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Course: Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Citrus, Oil-Free, Salad Dressing, Sesame, Tahini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 orange peeled, seeds removed
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T water
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. 
  • If dressing is too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. 


Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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