Skip the store bought low calorie salad dressings, and make this homemade Tahini Citrus dressing instead! Not only is it AMAZINGLY delicious and super easy to make, but it has just 1 Point per 2 tbsp serving. It tastes so fresh and light, and can be used in a variety of different ways – dress up your leafy greens with it, drizzle it over grilled meats, use it to top roasted veggies, or use it as a dipping sauce. I love the versatility of this low calorie tahini dressing recipe! And making a salad dressing yourself vs. buying a pre-made one at the store keeps it fresh and preservative free, which I love, so I feel good about serving it to kids too. This zesty and tangy dressing is seriously so delicious, you’d never guess it was low calorie.
Tahini Citrus Dressing Recipe
Treat yourself to a homemade salad dressing recipe that tastes better than anything you’ll find pre-made at the grocery store. Fresh, light and zesty, each serving has just 1 Point and makes the perfect low calorie dip recipe, salad dressing, or sauce to drizzle over grilled meat and vegetables.
- 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water, or more if needed
- 2 tbsp tahini paste
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- Add all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
As brands of tahini paste can vary in degrees of thickness, if your dressing comes out to thick, feel free to add more water if needed.
Tahini paste can be found in the Middle Eastern section of your grocery store.
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate
Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern
Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is 2 tbsp
Each serving = 1 Point
PER SERVING: 28 calories; 2 g fat; 0 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber