Easy Mediterranean House Dressing (vegan + paleo)

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This is the Mediterranean House Dressing that everyone raves about! It’s slightly creamy, a little sweet, and perfectly zesty thanks to lemon, garlic, and tahini. This dressing tastes great on salads, bowls, or as a garnish on your favorite savory dishes!

Mediterranean House Dressing

I originally featured this Mediterranean House Dressing in my Mediterranean Pasta Salad recipe but I use it on so many other dishes that I had to give it it’s own post! I could seriously drink this dressing and whenever I use it people rave about it and ask for the recipe. It is slightly creamy and nutty from the tahini, and then the garlic, maple syrup, and lemon add the best combination of flavor on top of that!

Easy Homemade House Dressing

What Kind of Olive Oil to Use in Dressing

I use my good quality Pomora olive oil for this one! I recommend saving your highest quality olive oil for things like this salad dressing, where the flavor will really shine and make a difference in the overall quality of the dish. You can get 25% off with code EBE25.

House Dressing Ingredients

How to Make Salad Dressing at Home

I ALWAYS recommend making your own salad dressing! It only takes a couple minutes, you can completely customize the flavor to your preferences, and it keeps for a while so you can use it over and over again. Making salad dressing at home is as simple as putting all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisking! For even simpler preparation put everything in a mason jar and give it a good shake. Bonus: you can store it in the mason jar, too!

Mediterranean Dressing Ingredients
Easy Homemade Dressing
Mediterranean House Dressing

Ingredients in Mediterranean House Dressing

Let’s talk ingredients! Making this dressing is as simple as gathering all of the components from your fridge and pantry…and before you know it you have incredible homemade Mediterranean House Dressing!

  • High-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Distilled or red wine vinegar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Tahini (the runnier the better!)
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Fresh minced garlic cloves
  • Salt & pepper
Homemade Mediterranean Dressing

If you make this Mediterranean House Dressing I hope you’ll tag me on Instagram! You can also review the recipe here on the blog post to help other readers (and make my day!). This dressing is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free. Everyone will love it!

Simple House Dressing Recipe

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Easy Mediterranean Tahini Dressing (vegan + paleo)


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is the Mediterranean House Dressing that everyone raves about! It’s slightly creamy, a little sweet, and perfectly zesty thanks to lemon, garlic, and tahini. This dressing tastes great on salads, bowls, or as a garnish on your favorite savory dishes!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (make sure it is runny and not hardened, oils should be well incorporated)
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all dressing ingredients to a small glass bowl and whisk to combine.  Or, add the ingredients to a mason jar (or any lidded jar) and shake well to combine.  
  2. Pour overtop pasta salads, lentil/bean salads, quinoa salads, or vegetable/lettuce salads.  
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. After refrigeration the oils will harden.  Leave out at room temperature for a couple minutes to allow the dressing to liquify before using.  Shake well before using.  
  • Category: Dressing
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Mediterranean House Dressing

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2 Comments

  1. Sara

    WHAT?!?! THIS IS THE BEST DRESSING. I normally hate all homemade salad dressings- I’ve tried so many. THIS IS SO GOOOOOD!!!!!






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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you SO much, Sara! I’m so glad you feel this way because I could literally drink this dressing. I want to put it on all the things. Glad I’m not the only one! I’m so glad you tried this one despite your history with homemade salad dressings! 🙂 Thank you again!

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