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Honey Lemon Tahini Dressing (Aka. Everything Sauce)

I don’t know what it is but I have been obsessed with this dressing lately…and it’s one you’ll have to trust me on. I threw it together one day when a particularly bland meal was begging me for flavour with little regard for the sad state of my fridge contents/condiments. However, I was beyond pleased and found myself recreating this dressing time and time again, dubbing it “Everything Sauce” or…because some people like to know what they’re eating…

Honey Lemon Tahini Dressing


  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (Use fresh or Lakewood Pure Lemon)
  • 1-2 tbsp honey (OR 1-2 tbsp agave OR 1/8 tsp stevia)
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 heaping tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or regular almond milk with a couple drops of vanilla extract added)


Place ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree on high until smooth and well combined. Store in a glass jar or plastic container for up to a week. Note: dressing may thicken over time, but you can always thin it out again with a little extra almond milk.

Serving Suggestions

This dressing is absolutely delicious on salads, with tofu and greens in a rice bowl, massaged into raw kale (for about a minute or two until softened) or served as a tangy sauce over chicken or fish. It can also be stirred into a scoop of all natural mayonaise or veganaise then used as a sandwich spread…

Starting to get the “everything” angle?

Do you make your own dressings from scratch?
Is there one you love could eat on everything/possibly by the spoonful? 

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  • Reply aspiringsteph April 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Chickpeas in a dressing? Interesting!
    btw, I received your email! Thanks for the advices :)

    • Reply the healthy hipster April 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Yes! Chickpeas and chia seeds are great ways to naturally thicken a dressing. Glad I could help!

  • Reply shawnaelizabeth April 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I want to eat this! (and everything).

  • Reply Danielle April 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Sounds great! I’ve been loving a similar tahini dressing lately (so good on kale… and everything else):

  • Reply Tricia Bain April 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Are the chia seeds essential? Not sure I can get them here in Lively, mom

    • Reply the healthy hipster April 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Nope! You could easily omit the chia for a slightly thinner but no less delicious dressing. :)

  • Reply Erica June 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    This dressing is so delicious! I think it’s the chickpeas that really balance it out

    • Reply the healthy hipster June 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Glad you like it! A bit of a funny combo but strangely addictive… :)

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