Amy Lippert, NTP
Ginger Lime Tahini Dressing
Updated: May 18, 2022
Salads and buddha bowls are in for a treat with this ginger lime tahini dressing as the star of the meal! Simple, fresh, and vibrant ingredients that beautifully combine to make this creamy, tangy, and gingery dressing that pairs perfectly with everything from salads, bowls, veggie sticks, and grilled kebabs! I love to make a jar of this to keep on hand to as a dip with fresh veggies when I'm looking for a healthy snack or to quickly turn my daily salad into something spectacularly flavorful and delicious.
This creamy and luscious dressing is Paleo and Whole30 friendly with gluten free and soy free ingredients like coconut aminos and pure sesame seed oil. You can easily spice this versatile dressing up by adding a little cayenne or even some sriracha! Get your salads ready for this epic summertime salad dressing!
Why Ginger is So Good For You!
If you love to add fresh ginger to your recipes, get ready to fall in love with all the health benefits from this flavorful and tasty root.
Ginger contains an array of vitamins and minerals in trace amounts that add to its nutrient density.
Vitamin B2, B3, B6, B9, and Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce oxidative stress by combating free radicals in the body.
Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron: Essential in oxygen transport, immune function, and metabolism.
Ginger also contains a potent nutrient called gingerol that has been shown to have powerful antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory effects. As an antioxidant, it helps to combat free radicals in your body reducing oxidative stress. Recent studies suggest that the gingerol in ginger is also beneficial to out gut function and microbiome composition .
Besides having benefits to our GI tract, ginger may also help to support health blood sugar regulation, including an improved hemoglobin A1c  for those with Type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that ginger helps the body by helping to regulate glucose metabolism by reducing the absorption of the glucose.
So grab some fresh ginger and let's get cooking!
Ginger Lime Tahini Dressing Ingredients
Makes approximately 8 ounces
1/4 cup Smooth Tahini or Sesame Seed Butter
1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice
2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
1 Tbsp Pure Sesame Seed Oil
1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Whole Sesame Seeds (opt)
1 tsp Fresh Ginger Root, grated
1 tsp Fresh Garlic, grated
Cool Filtered Water to thin
How to Make Ginger Lime Tahini Dressing
1. To a medium bowl, add the tahini, maple syrup, fresh lime juice, sesame seed oil, salt and sesame seeds.
2. Wash your ginger and gently peel the outer skin (I usually just leave the skin on and throughly wash the ginger root under some cool water and my veggies scrubby) and grate it by using a microplane, transfer it to the bowl.
2. Peel and grate the garlic or very finely mince it (I use my garlic press for this), add it to the bowl.
3. Whisk vigorously so all of the ingredients combine until smoothy and creamy.
*If necessary, add cool, fresh filtered water 1 Tablespoon at a time until your desired consistency is reached.
4. JAR option: If you are using a jar instead of a bowl, add all the ingredients to the jar and vigorously shake for 30-seconds until well mixed and the dressing is smooth and creamy. Add cool, fresh filtered water 1 Tablespoon at a time util your desired consistency is reached.
5. Store in an airtight container up to 5-7 days in the refrigerator and enjoy on your salads and bowls or as a tasty dip for fresh veggies!
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Q: My tahini dressing got thicker overnight, how should I thin it out?
A: This happens when the fats cool down and start to solidify. You can do two things: add more water and thin it out like that OR let the dressing warm up to room temperature and it will thin out that way.
Q: Could I use ginger tahini dressing as a sauce?
A: Oh my yes! I love to use this over a cold noodle salad, grilled fish, or even over seared tofu!
Q: Can I use powdered ginger in this this tahini dressing?
A: I personally haven't made it with dried and ground ginger, however, if you want, I'd add about 1/4 of a teaspoon in place of the fresh ginger. Dried spices have a tendency to be more potent that fresh so you don't need as much!
What to Pair with Ginger Lime Tahini Dressing
Rainbow Steak Salad: This is my absolute favorite way to enjoy this dressing! To me, there is nothing better than this tangy gingery dressing over a big bowl of fresh veggies and juicy steak!
Easy BYOB Buddha Bowl: Another delicious veggie forward meal that showcases the gorgeous flavors of this creamy and earthy dressing! For a vegetarian version, add fried tofu in place of the chicken!
Spicy Gochujang Sauce: Looking for something with a little more spice but still goes so well with a great salad or buddha bowl? Try this gluten-free sauce, it is great for grilled chicken wings too!
I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy
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