I’m in love with this Tahini Dressing. It’s creamy, lemony, and has a little kick of black pepper to it. I like to drizzle it over my salads, chicken, brown rice, quinoa, and roasted vegetables. If you make a small batch you can have it handy for the week to make any meal go from bland to bomb in a snap.
What is Tahini?
Tahini is ground up sesame seeds. It has a consistency like peanut butter. You can buy it in any health food store, already nicely ground up for you.
What’s so great about it?
For starters, it’s full of complete protein– 7 grams in just 2 tablespoons! It also has lots of wonderfully beneficial vitamins and minerals. Did you know sesame seeds can actually help strengthen your hair, skin, and nails? Sesame seeds not only have a high level of calcium, but also zinc, magnesium, manganese, and copper, necessary for the balance and absorption of this calcium. It also has some good healthy fat, which is essential to keep the body lubricated and also to keep you full during a meal.
Tahini-Lemon Dressing Recipe
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 3/4 to 1 cup of water
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 tablespoon sea salt
- 1/4 tablespoon black pepper
- Add your dressing ingredients to a jar with a lid.
- Secure lid and shake vigorously.
- Allow the flavors to marinate while you prepare your salad, rice, chicken, veggies, or anything else you’d like to drizzle this over!
While I’m not a big fan of tahini on its own (some people do love it), in combination with other things it can be heavenly. For instance, try tahini with dates. Wow, just wow. Or… try this dressing and it might just change your life!