Tahini Dressing

In Tribute to the Most Ornery, Delightful Cat Ever


Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    1 cup

Appears in

Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed 2

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2013

  • About

This story has nothing to do with a recipe and everything to do with being who you want to be. Once upon a time, we adopted a cat named Sesame. She was a regal calico, and when she was young, we often referred to her as Supermodel. Later, when her true character began to show, we called her Punk Rock Kitty. Social niceties weren’t her style, but when she did relent and show some affection, we knew she meant it. She was loud, opinionated, and relentless in her pursuit of what she wanted, including her food, which she ate with gusto for 19 fierce years.


  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste



Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth.

Allow the flavors to meld about 10 minutes before eating. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.