Creamy Tahini Dressing on summer salad

Creamy and slightly sweet, this sauce dresses any salad beautifully. I whipped this dressing up in less than 5 minutes and drizzled it all over one of favorite summer time salads. My good friend Christina had brought a similar salad to a camping trip last summer, and ever since, I mindfully choose the sweetest perfectly ripened organic peaches form the market so I can make a version of that salad.

For this lunch in particular I combined about 3-4 cups of greens (arugula and spinach), with a large handful of sliced red cabbage, a large peach, 1 very large avocado, 2 TBS pecans, 3 TBS minced dill. Everything organic, everything local.

The nice crunch from the cabbage, combined with the juicy peaches pair wonderfully with the mild bitterness of the arugula and rich creaminess of the avocado. Add to that the sweet tahini dressing and pungent dill, and you got yourself a party of the senses in your mouth!!


Ingredients for Tahini dressing:

  • 1 TBS tahini
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • dash of salt


  • put everything in a bowl and whisk well until combined
  • I used up this whole batch for my one salad.
  • Make more to store for future use if necessary! I know I will!



14 thoughts on “Creamy Tahini Dressing on summer salad

  1. This salad looks so scrumptious! It’s got all my favorites–dill, tahini, pecans,avocado,…um yeah pretty much everything on the list. YUMMM. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I had to let you know… I made the salad and I’m eating it as I type this.. Oh my goodness. So good! I love it! I also added apples, celery, and red onions. Thank you for a great recipe! I’ll be making this again!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That looks like a fantastic salad! All my favourite ingredients are here. I’d love topping it with some roasted squash now that it’s fall! Thank you for sharing. Just discovered your blog and I love it so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I have come back for a second look at this recipe, because ( and I am going to say this very quietly) I only had Hummus and therefore Tahini for the FIRST time last week! I know, where have I been living? In a cave? Anyway, I loved it and am looking at the ways I could use the Tahini if I bought some. I was also wondering if it was very high in calories, but I think it might be ok ๐Ÿ™‚

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