Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

This tasty tahini yoghurt dressing is wonderfully creamy and easy to make. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used on much more than just your salads. Try it on roasted vegetables, meat and is amazing drizzled over potatoes. In under 5 minutes, you can bring any dish to life with this gorgeous sauce.

Jar of yoghurt tahini dressing with a spoon

Why try a yoghurt dressing?

I really like to make my own salad dressings as not only am I in complete control of what ingredients I use and the quality of them. I also know that I’m using pure ingredients without any additional preservatives, sugar, salt and emulsifiers.

A lot of dressings typically use oils as their base ingredient, like in my artichoke dressing. However, if you are looking for something a little healthier and lighter then yoghurt makes a great alternative. We often just mix yoghurt with dried herbs and drizzle in our wraps or use it as a dipping sauce.

This tahini yoghurt dressing is full of flavour and really makes a great accompaniment drizzled over any dish. But it is particularly wonderful with a veggie burger salad, served with some marinated halloumi or a big tray of roasted vegetables and potatoes.

Jar of yoghurt tahini dressing with a spoon

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds and is probably a flavour you are most familiar with in your hummus.

However, tahini really has a lot more uses than just adding it to your hummus as it’s great in both savoury and sweet dishes. Other uses include drizzling it over fruit, using it in a chocolate brownie recipe instead of peanut butter or even as a marinade for meat, fish and tofu.

Tahini is widely available in UK supermarkets and the good news is nothing else is added to the jars as the sesame seeds naturally have a high oil content.


What you will need for this yoghurt tahini dressing

ingredients for yoghurt tahini dressing

Greek or Vegan Alternative Yoghurt

  • Has a little tangy sourness to it
  • I prefer Greek yoghurt, but you could use any natural yoghurt you prefer. You will just need to add less water

Tahini

  • A sesame seed paste
  • Loaded with fibre, protein and other essential vitamins.

Lemon Juice and Zest

  • Adds a little freshness and zestiness to the dressing

Parsley

  • I like to add some chopped (frozen) parsley to this dressing to enhance the earthy flavours of this dressing

Sumac

  • A tart and flavourful spice just adds extra depth to this dressing

Equipment Needed

Salad Dressing Bottle/Container

Weighing Scales

Mixing Bowl

Small Measuring Jug

Whisk

How to make the yoghurt tahini dressing

This dressing really couldn’t be quicker or simpler to make

Place all the ingredients including a good amount of salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk really well until you have a deliciously creamy dressing.

If you would like a looser dressing then simply add some extra water, a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.


Jar of yoghurt tahini dressing with a spoon

How to store your homemade salad dressing

As this dressing contains dairy products it should always be stored in the fridge. I keep mine stored for up to a week or until the date advised on the yoghurt, whichever is soonest.

Tip

To sterilise any glass bottle, jar or container, place the clean vessel into your oven at 100c for 10-15 minutes.

I store mine in a salad shaker which I sterilise by cleaning it in the dishwasher


If you love a yoghurt dressing then why not try it these recipes:

Celeriac Coleslaw with Yoghurt Remoulade in a bowl

CELERIAC COLESLAW WITH YOGHURT REMOULADE

This simple coleslaw uses only two vegetables, celeriac and carrot. Its slightly earthy, celery-like flavour and tangy and creamy dressing make a wonderfully delicious alternative to traditional coleslaw.

a bowl of rainbow coleslaw with a spoon in the background

HOMEMADE CRUNCHY COLESLAW

This homemade crunchy coleslaw is a perfect vegetable side that will liven up any salad, burger or sandwich. Full of fresh crunchy vegetables with a tasty yoghurt dressing that delivers a subtle tangy kick.

Diabetes Note

This dressing has a very low carb count as the only ingredient that should be counted for is the Greek yoghurt. However, we have found that as the quantity is so small we don’t tend to worry about measuring and carb counting for this particular dressing.

However, as always you are the only expert in how to manage your diabetes.

150g of Fage Greek Yoghurt 5% = 4.5g of carbs

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Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

Recipe by Michelle

This creamy tahini and yoghurt dressing is easy to make. In under 5 minutes, you can bring any dish to life with this gorgeous sauce.

Course: DressingCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Very Easy
5.0 from 1 vote
Servings

8

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Prep time

5

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Cooking time

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Total time

5

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Ingredients

  • 150 g 150 Greek yoghurt

  • 50 g 50 tahini

  • 1 medium 1 lemon, juice and 1/2 zest

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 garlic granules

  • 50 ml 50 water

  • 2 tsp 2 parsley

  • 1 tsp 1 sumac

Directions

  • Place all the ingredients into a shaker or bowl and mix really well until you have a deliciously creamy dressing.
  • If you would like a looser dressing then simply add some extra water, a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Equipment

Tips and Notes

  • Makes sure to sterilise any jar/ bottle for storage – To sterilise any glass bottle or jar, place the clean vessel into your oven at 100c for 10-15 minutes. or for plastic sterilise by cleaning it in the dishwasher
  • Diabetes Note – the only ingredient that needs to be counted for is the Greek yoghurt and this will vary depending on your serving size. See notes above for more info.
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