Easy Spinach Salad with Tahini Salad Dressing

Tahini is one of those wonder ingredients that works in a myriad of ways.

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Tahini is one of those wonder ingredients that works in a myriad of ways. We love it here in this super-quick-and-easy tahini salad dressing, where it adds thickness, creaminess, and overall tastiness. A drizzle on top of a simple salad of spinach, garbanzos, tomatoes, and radishes, is so perfect for spring and summer. It’s healthy, refreshing, and comes together in just seconds.


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Spinach Salad with Tahini Salad Dressing

Excerpted with permission from Ancient Remedies: Secrets to Healing with Herbs, Essential Oils, CBD, and the Most Powerful Natural Medicine in Historyby Dr. Josh Axe. 




  • 5 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • ½ cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved


  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup or honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


Combine all salad ingredients in large salad bowl.

Combine lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, maple syrup, and garlic in blender, and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour dressing over salad, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 520
  • Carbohydrate Content 37 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 41 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 6 g
  • Sodium Content 140 mg
  • Sugar Content 18 g