Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle | Nutrition Stripped balanced flavor factor dressing
Eat Well Nov. 9. 2021
Flavor Factor

Maple Lemon Tahini Drizzle

Nov. 9. 2021
Flavor Factor
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

This Maple Lemon Tahini Drizzle will add so much flavor to your meal. Try it on grilled veggies, crispy tofu, and your next grain bowl!

Our core belief here is that balanced eating should be both nutrient-dense and delicious-dense!

One of the unique elements in our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals is the Flavor Factor, which is all about adding ingredients that help make your meal taste delicious and even more nutritious, including sauces, dressings, spices, and herbs.

Made with fresh lemon juice and creamy tahini, this maple lemon tahini drizzle will turn into a delicious easy condiment that will add a boost of flavor to your next meal.

Make this Flavor Factor recipe on your batch cooking day and you’ll be able to enjoy it in a variety of ways throughout the week! 

What Is The Foundational Five Flavor Factor? 

In case you’re new to the NS Community and the Mindful Nutrition Method, the Foundational Five system is part of how we teach you to build balanced meals. It makes it easy for you to give your body the nourishment you need while having the flexibility to enjoy the foods you love without stressing about food.

The Foundational Five is made up of five elements of nutrition including Protein, Fat, Non-starchy Carbohydrates, starchy & Sugary Carbohydrates, and the Flavor Factor (which brings vibrancy, deliciousness, and enjoyment to your meals). 

You can download our free guide that walks you through our Foundational Five system for creating balanced meals that you can use to meal prep or cook fresh this week!

Tahini Nutrition Benefits

Rich in minerals and vitamins

Tahini is a good source of B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus, protein, and fats. 

Rich in fats

Tahini is rich in healthy fats. The main type of fat found in tahini is monounsaturated fatty acids. These have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties

Tahini contains a type of antioxidant called lignans which have been shown to reduce free radical damage and reduce the risk of long-term diseases particularly certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Tahini also has a compound called sesamin (like the sesame seeds it’s made with!) that has been shown to reduce short-term inflammation. 

Ingredients Needed To Make Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle

  • tahini
  • maple syrup
  • lemon juice

How To Make This Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle

You can mix all of the ingredients found in the recipe below into a large mixing bowl or in a mini-blender until combined. It takes less than 5 minutes to make! 

Tips for Making This Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle

There are a few tips you should keep in mind that will help you store, add versatility, and enjoy this recipe.

Switch it up

Run out of lemons? Use orange for a spin on this flavor and to keep it interesting.

Store in a glass jar

To keep this for up to 5 days, store it in an air-tight glass container. I like using weck jars or recycled glass jars.

Shake it up before each use

Because it’s being stored in the refrigerator, some separation is common so just shake it before using.

What To Serve With Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle To Make It Balanced

  • A hearty dark leafy green salad like this delicious Massaged Kale Salad
  • Used as a spread on any sandwich you enjoy
  • Drizzled over your favorite Roasted cauliflower or any other vegetable you like
  • Used as a dressing in your favorite grain bowl or with beans

FAQ About How To Make Maple Tahini Lemon Drizzle:

Can I make this with honey?

Yes, you can use honey instead of maple syrup. If you choose this option, I recommend adding water or extra olive oil to make the honey thinner. 

Do You Want To Start Experiencing More Balance With Your Eating Habits Today?

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Be sure to download our free balanced eating guide that brings you through the Foundational Five so you understand not only what components you need, but also why they’re important for your health and why this way of eating is helpful for creating balanced eating habits. 

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The Recipe




1/2 cup tahini

juice and zest from 1 lemon

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup water

salt to taste



Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth and creamy. Add more water if necessary and salt to taste.


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