Looking for a creamy plant-based dressing? You’re in for a treat with our recipe for a quick and easy Tahini dressing. This Tahini is blended to a smooth consistency and ready to enjoy in 10 minutes or less!
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds which gives it a creamy texture. It contains more phytosterols than most nuts and seeds, which help lower cholesterol and promote heart health. It has 20% complete protein, making it a richer protein source than most nuts. Just 2 tablespoons of Tahini provides 10% of the recommended daily value of protein and 12% of the recommended daily value of calcium! Tahini is high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat which are healthy fats! It’s rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, which our bodies do not produce naturally. They are beneficial to consume through food and are important in brain functioning, bone health, regulating metabolism, and providing energy!
Garlic has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and home remedies. It is nutrient-rich in Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C which are essential for overall wellness. It has important healing powers against high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and different types of cancer. Incorporating garlic in your daily diet is a delicious way to enjoy its beneficial phytochemicals and nutrients.
You can easily make a bigger batch of this dressing and store it in your fridge all week long! Spice up your favorite salad or enjoy with practically anything – veggies, sandwiches, you name it.
Tahini Dressing Recipe
Makes 1 cup of dressing | Prep time: 10 minutes
- ½ cup tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 inch ginger, peeled
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 6-8 drops liquid stevia (or 1 tsp honey, maple syrup, or agave)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and stevia to a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine.
- While food processor is running carefully drizzle in olive oil then water through the top opening until dressing is smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. This dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Try this creamy dressing with shredded romaine lettuce, baby kale, spinach or mixed greens. For a heartier, earthier salad, massage into shredded kale. Add your favorite crisp, raw veggies for an extra crunch!