June 1, 2022/Recipes

Recipe: Red Leaf Lettuce Salad With Tahini Dressing

Simple, but so tasty!

Chopped red lettuce with Tahini dressing

Isn’t it time to change up your salad? Red leaf lettuce is a great alternative to the leafy greens so often used. But the real star of this recipe is the flavorful and simple tahini dressing.


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  • 4 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic, mashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water at room temperature
  • 1 head of red leaf lettuce


  1. Combine tahini, mustard, garlic and salt in a bowl. Add water and mix slowly until ingredients are completely combined.
  2. Wash and dry lettuce; rip into 1 1/2-inch by 2 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. Place lettuce into a serving bowl and toss lightly with dressing.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 110
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Protein: 4 g
Total carbohydrate: 5 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 200 mg

Created by Talia Sukol for Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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