Lemon-Tahini Salad Dressing

Lemon-Tahini Salad Dressing

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoon water
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Refrigerate until chilled.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 tablespoon)


  1. Is balsamic vinegar acceptable?

    • Hi, Mary. Great question. Vinegar isn’t a part of the Daniel Fast for this reason: The process of creating vinegar involves fermentation, and the oxidation of ethanol produces an alcohol-containing liquid. However, one particular vinegar, apple cider vinegar, has many nutritional benefits, so some people may choose to include it on their fast. The idea of the fast is to deny yourself as an act of worship to the Lord. We don’t want to be so legalistic about every single thing that we put into our mouths that we miss the whole point of the Daniel Fast, so I would encourage you to seek the Lord for direction. Note: Fresh lemon juice is a good substitute for vinegar!