Tahini, Lemon and Harissa Dressing

Carolyn Haas


This recipe for salad dressing includes harissa - a popular spice mixture of north African cooking.


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1
    lemon (will use zest and juice)
  • 1 large
    garlic clove, minced or grated
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Tahini, Lemon and Harissa Dressing


  1. Combine the olive oil, tahini, harissa, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and water. Purée with an immersion blender until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Let stand to allow the flavors to blend, at least 15 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary. Stir just before using
  3. Equally delicious on any of the following;
    Romaine, spinach or other greens;
    Roasted beets, carrots, broccoli, broccolini, cauliflower, winter squash, eggplant or sweet potatoes;
    Grilled or roasted chicken or fish.

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About Tahini, Lemon and Harissa Dressing

Course/Dish: Dressings
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Moroccan
Hashtag: #North African

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