Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spicy Tahini Dressing

The challenge for this month's Recipe Redux is dressing, dips and sauces! I love love love condiments so I was thrilled.
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I was getting a little bored of my olive oil massaged kale (delicious as it is!) so I decided to switch things up with a Tahini Dressing. Trying my best to emulate the amazing Annie's Goddess dressing i concocted this easy-peasy dressing

  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 TBS Tamari Soy Sauce

  • Juice of 1 small lemon

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • salt and chili pepper to taste
-Stir everything together, vigorously, and then pour over salad! (could it get any simpler?)
One of the things I love about Tahini is how well it emulsifies with water. If you want a more watery dressing-simply add more-want it thicker-add less.

The only way I've been getting through 12 hour work days is by packing all my lunches and dinners on Sundays. It's actually working quite well!

My Wellness rotation of my DI is going wonderfully. I'm learning a lot, and getting to work on some really fun projects. You'll get a full recap in a couple weeks because I'm a working machine this week and then heading back to Boston to see my loves Friday!

Check out some other fabulous ways to spice up your meals with these recipes written by RDs!

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    Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

    Ahh, I will so be making this because Anne's Greek Goddess dressing is one of my all-time favs! Great post and so fun reading about your internship.

    EverydayTastiness said...

    Looks tasty! i will have to add this one to the list to make.

    Lisa @ Healthful Sense said...

    I've been wondering what to do with the tahini in my fridge because for some reason I can't seem to get hummus right ha! I guess Trader Joe's hummus is just too good to try and make my own.
    I'm definitely go to try this... I've even got braggs so all I need now is lemons!! =)

    GrainCrazy said...

    Great idea! I have some Tahini, I will have to give it a try! Thanks!

    Regan - The Professional Palate said...

    How did I miss this? I was just combing through my reader & saw this post... and was like "yum"... wait, that's a ReDux recipe? Don't know how I missed your post, but definitey think this sounds right up my alley.