Keto Tahini Dressing Recipe

Tahini and lime go incredibly well together. I learned this while working at a two-star Michelin restaurant in LA. We had a dish that would use a tahini paste, lime juice and zest, smothered on grilled Wagyu beef. The simplicity behind honoring the flavors of that dish made creating this dressing a no brainer - savory, sweet, and tangy. A symphony of flavors and a thick texture to dress your vegetables and salads properly. Yes, this can be used for proteins too.

Simple Tahini Dressing

Tahini is basically a sesame seed paste. It is an essential part of hummus and many other Mediterranean and Middle-East cuisines. You will find tons of dressings in the internet that call lemon juice instead of lime - in my expert opinion, lime pairs better with the sesame paste, due to its natural mix of tanginess and sweet acidity. 


Kitchen Needs:

  • Storing jar or Tupperware
  • Spatula
  • Blender


Step One: Add all Ingredients in a Blender, Except...

Combine all ingredients in a blender, with the exception of the olive oil. Turn on the blender on slow and increase the speed to medium. Blend until uniform.

Step Two: Add Olive Oil and Enjoy!

Slowly pour olive oil into the blender until all oil is emulsified. Turn off blender, taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. Enjoy!

Want more tasty sauce recipes like this one? Check out our full collection of 15 healthy fat keto sauces for more flavor inspiration.

Since this sauce is fat based (both from a seed and oil source), they can last a long long time in the fridge. We suggest to store them up to two weeks - but between us, these can be in there for a long time without going bad. Simply keep an eye on any potential mold growth if they are unused more than 2 weeks, and any off notes/potential fermentation.

Shelf Life

Store this sauce in the refrigerator and use it within one to two weeks. The lemon likes to begin fermentation without a proper stabilizer post 1+ week. Be on the lookout for potential small bubbles and off notes. Don't worry, it's nature doing its own thing - if this happens, I suggest tossing any left over of the dressing. 

Serve this With

This sauce is the perfect pairing to your weekly keto meal prep.

Load up on healthy fats like this and hit your keto carb goals with ease. Download this free meal prep toolkit for keto and get a step by step guide on how to plan delicious keto meals, hit your calorie and macro goals, and get results!

Get My Toolkit

Keto Tahini Dressing Recipe


5 min


10 min




Tahini and lime go incredibly well together. This super simple dressing will go a long way to season proteins, and salads. Tahini goes exceptionally well with tofu as a marinade, and also with your vegetables (think hummus flavor profiles - tahini is an essential part of hummus).


  • ½ cup Tahini, store-bought, unsalted
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ⅛ cup olive oil
  • ⅛ cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice, store-bought or fresh
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid stevia
  • 2 garlic, grated, fresh
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper, ground


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, with the exception of olive oil.

  2. Begin blending over medium speed. Once all ingredients are incorporated, slowly add oil into the blender until fully incorporated. Stop the blender and taste for seasoning. Adjust as needed.

  3. Transfer to Tupperware or glassware and store it in the fridge until needed.


  • Avoid blending the sauce for too long - the heat will create off bitter notes and may solidify some of the dressing into a paste.


Servings: | Calories Per Serving:

  • Total Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 2g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C