I always loved tahini dressings I tried when other people make them, and I always thought they were kind of bland and disappointing when I made them. But I discovered that the answer is to just throw all the bright, salty, umami, herby flavours I can think of into the dressing: nutritional yeast, miso, herbs, jalepenos and garlic. It was the tahini dressing of my dreams. It brightens up winter roast vegetables, but it's light and perfect for summery salads. It's also a great dip for raw vegetables or falafel. I sometimes just eat a whole sliced cucumber dipped in this sauce for my dinner. After all the energy you put into making elaborate holiday dinners, you deserve something easy and healthy. Or you can really go for it and actually put together a salad, if you feel ambitious.
You can double or triple it and make a big batch. Use it to motivate yourself to eat vegetables all week long.
best ever tahini dressing:
- 1/3 cup tahini
- big handful each parsley and cilantro
- 3 tbs flaked nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbs miso paste
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 4-5 sliced pickled jalepenos
- 4 tbs lemon juice
- 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp cumin
- salt and pepper
- a few tbs water, thin to your desired consistency
Combine all ingredients a food processor and blend until totally combined. Serve over a big green salad roast vegetables, cucumber sliced or whatever you like.