June 20, 2023

Tahini Caesar Dressing

This delicious Tahini Caesar Dressing is creamy, tangy, and full of flavor. If you’ve been looking for a new dressing idea to use on your salads then you’ll love this one!

Creamy Tahini Caesar Dressing

If you’ve ever been to a Cava then you likely know about their delicious Tahini Caesar dressing. It has just the right combination of tangy, savory flavor and is perfectly creamy.

As someone who loves tahini, I wanted to recreate a version of this dressing that had a similar flavor but could also be used as a multipurpose dressing for salads or as a dip. I think I nailed it!

This dressing is lemony, bright, and so flavorful. Not only is it delicious, it’s super easy to make!

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dressing ingredients

Tahini Caesar Ingredients

Greek Yogurt: I prefer to use whole milk yogurt for this recipe but low-fat and non-fat will both work.

Tahini: If you’ve never tried tahini before then this is a great first recipe to try! Tahini is a smooth condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It has the consistency of a smooth and drippy nut butter.

Water: You’ll need just a bit to help thin out the dressing.

Garlic: Fresh garlic helps to give the dressing the best flavor.

Lemon Juice: You’ll need the juice of one fresh lemon.

Worcestershire Sauce: This is a key ingredient in Caesar dressing. The flavor is savory, sweet, and has a bit of tang from the vinegar used to make the sauce.

Dijon Mustard: I like to add a little dijon mustard to help emulsify all of the ingredients and give the dressing some extra flavor.

Parmesan Cheese: A must have in Caesar dressing! Plenty of grated parmesan thicken the dressing while also adding a bit of that salty, nutty flavor.

Salt & Pepper: Add salt to suit your tastebuds and plenty of fresh cracked black pepper.

tahini and greek yogurt in bowl

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Greek yogurt – if you need to keep this recipe dairy free you can swap the yogurt for your favorite dairy free greek yogurt instead.
  • Tahini: this recipe is designed to be made with tahini. If you’re looking for a tahini free recipe check out this homemade caesar dressing recipe.
  • Lemon juice – if you want switch up the flavor a bit, you can swap the lemon juice for pickle juice for a dill pickle caesar dressing.
  • Worcestershire sauce – can’t use Worcestershire sauce? swap it for coconut aminos instead.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

tahini and yogurt whisked together

How to Make This Dressing

Step One: Add the Greek yogurt and tahini to a mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined.

Step Two: Next, slowly stream the water into the tahini mixture while whisking until well combined.

Step Three: Next, whisk in the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, crack black pepper, and salt.

Step Four: Lastly, fold in the grated parmesan cheese. Adjust the salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. If you would like the dressing to be a thinner, add an additional tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

garlic and worcestshire being mixed in bowl

How to Store

You can store the caesar dressing in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. I love using a mason jar with a lid for storage.

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spoonful of dressing over bowl

I hope you give this Homemade Caesar Dressing a try! It’s so good and makes for the perfect Caesar salad.

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Tahini Caesar Dressing

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: condiments
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Italian inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Scale:
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: condiments
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Italian inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Add the Greek yogurt and tahini to a mixing bowl and whisk together until well combined.
  2. Next, slowly stream the water into the tahini mixture while whisking until well combined.
  3. Next, whisk in the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, crack black pepper, and salt.
  4. Lastly, fold in the grated parmesan cheese. Adjust the salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. If you would like the dressing to be a thinner, add an additional tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

Keywords: tahini caesar dressing, tahini caesar cava, tahini caesar

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Eat Love Eat

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