Tahini is a great substitute for nut butter and it’s a key ingredient in hummus. Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini has a nutty, slightly bitter taste. Because it’s made from sesame seeds, it’s an excellent source of calcium. And it makes an absolutely delicious salad dressing.
This is one of my favorite dressings and it goes great on more than just salad, too. Check out Bear & I making nori burritos. I highly suggest pairing this tahini dressing with them! It’s delicious.
This recipe will yield roughly 16 ounces of tahini dressing and will last in the fridge for up to 1 week:
- 9 oz tahini
- 6 oz lemon juice
- 3 oz water
- 1.5 oz shoyu or tamari (aka soy sauce – I love Mitoku Yuuki Kanazawa Shoyu)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy fresh or store in the refrigerator for ~5 days.
P.S. More on tahini! When I’m spreading it on bread with jam or eating it by the spoonful 🙂 Brad’s Organic and Soom are my ultimate favorite brands…but this tahini (Once Again) is yum and great for dressing!
Video <3: Kristin Burns
Photo: Simply Scratch