Lemon Tahini Dressing

I could literally eat this dressing with a spoon and I certainly have on more than one occasion - it's deeeelicious!

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This dressing is amazing on a variety of things:

  • Salads
  • Buddha Bowls
  • Veggies
  • Grains
  • Wild fish, organic poultry or grass-fed beef
  • Steamed greens
  • By the spoonful πŸ˜‹

For those of you who may be wondering what the heck tahini is, it's simply sesame-seed paste/butter.

Why tahini is incredibly beneficial:

  1. It's a good source of healthy fats which our bodies LOVE! Good fats will not make us fat, so eat on! Your brain, hair, skin and nails will be happy, healthy and glowing!
  2. It's one of the richest sources of calcium. Ditch the nasty cow's milk that is adding to systemic inflammation and instead add in these rich plant-based sources of calcium like tahini and other raw nuts and seeds.
  3. Tahini is mineral rich. Loaded with phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron.
  4. It has 20% complete protein. Including more plant-based protein into our diets is a great way to manage weight because it helps curb cravings and it keeps us fuller longer. It's also an awesome way to help stabilize blood sugar levels thereby eliminating tempting cravings, improving mood and increasing concentration and focus.
  5. Very easy to digest thanks to its high alkaline mineral content - yay for happy bellies!

Lemon Tahini Dressing

1/2 cup tahini

2 tbsp tamari

1/2 lemon, squeezed

1 clove garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

sea salt and pepper to taste

water, for thinning out

Directions

  1. In a food processor or blender, pulse the clove of garlic first.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and start with 1/3 cup of water. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add more water depending on desired consistency and adjust seasoning accordingly.
Depending on what I'm serving, sometimes I prefer my dressing a little thicker especially when I'm having it on roasted veggies or a buddha bowl. But if it's for salad then I add more water to thin it out - it's completely your call.

This dressing will last 3-4 days in an airtight container refrigerated. It will thicken up once it's been chilled. Just add water to get it back where you want it.

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