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Smokey, creamy and full of flavour, this is everything you can ask for in a southwest inspired dressing. Made with tahini and fresh lime juice and seasoned with paprika, chili powder and a touch of garlic for extra flavour (and pure maple syrup for a touch sweetness).

TAHINI is made from roasted or raw sesame seeds that have been ground into a smooth and creamy paste. It is a healthier alternative to a traditional mayo-based dressing without sacrificing the rich and creamy taste.  

This dressing or sauce is perfect for rice + bean bowls, tacos or fajitas, Buddha bowls, or even salads. Use this as a sauce or dip or drizzle it on everything!


  • 1/2 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 – 6 Tbsp warm water, as needed


Combine all the ingredients for the sauce (except for the water) in a large measuring cup or jar and whisk to fully combine. Add warm water as needed 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. NOTE:  The mixture may seize up and thicken at first but continue adding warm water a little at a time and whisking until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning as desired. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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