Tahini Dressing can easily be homemade using this recipe. Tahini (ground, toasted sesame seeds) is another ingredient which has become all the rage.

Tahini Mustard Dressing

Course: Kitchen Basics
Condition: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard


  • Add ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into air tight container, like a small mason jar, and store in the fridge until ready to use.


Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Still not sure if you are ready to make Tahini Dressing?  Here are some background information.

We noticed in the past few years there has been a lot of “vinegar detox diets” that have hit the market so we thought now might be a good time to identify if there is scientific research to actually back these claims. The one thing we do know for sure, your body already has a pretty stellar detox mechanism built in – it’s your liver! If you take care of your liver – by giving it the nutrients it needs, physical activity, and not overwhelming it will alcohol – your liver will take care of you.

So, the real question is, does apple cider provide good nutrients for your body? Apple cider does have an acidic level high enough it can help to reduce bad bacteria found your food, such as Salmonella, which proves to lessen the toll on your gastrointestinal tract. There has been some research which shows that apple cider vinegar may help with controlling blood glucose levels, but it doesn’t significantly treat diabetes, hypertension or prevent cancer.

Tahini is another ingredient which has become all the rage. Is this another food with mythical promises? Actually no! Tahini is made from ground, toasted sesame seeds to provide a food similar to a nut butter and is used in many Mediterranean dishes. This food is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and antibacterial properties – all of which can help to reduce damage to cells of the gastrointestinal tract (and the whole body). These nutrient properties can help to protect the liver and kidneys from damage by removing toxins, and in this way tahini has been shown to improve health and reduce risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.

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Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients.  Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and  Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.