Tahini Dressing

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Tahini Dressing

Homemade salad dressings are a specialty in our Good Clean Kitchen, but this Slightly Sweet Tahini Dressing is the one we make most often. It is very versatile – we love it in the summer on our signature salads, and it is just as delicious in the fall drizzled over roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower and squash.

In case you haven’t used it before, tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It’s incredibly rich in essential fatty acids and is a great source of copper, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, zinc, and iron. You can find it in the market on the Nut Butter aisle.

Tahini originated in the Middle East where it is used for dishes like hummus and baba ganoush. We use tahini as an ingredient in many of our dishes, but we especially love it in this dressing recipe. It’s deliciously creamy, nutty and rich!

SLIGHTLY SWEET TAHINI DRESSING

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup smooth tahini (we love the 365 Whole Foods brand)

  • 3 tablespoons water + more if needed

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:
In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, water, lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, sesame oil, garlic, and salt until smooth. If the dressing is too thick, add more water - until it has a "drizzle" consistency

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