Whether you love tahini, or are on the fence about it, this amazing recipe for Tahini Dressing will become a fast favorite. Slather it on a wedge of iceberg lettuce, or serve it as a party crudité dip. A friend snacks on it with a little rice mixed in!
Tahini contains more protein than many nuts. It's a rich source of B vitamins for boosting energy and increased brain function. It’s also loaded with Vitamin E, which helps protect against heart disease and stroke, and contains important minerals, such as magnesium, iron, and calcium.
1 cup smooth tahini
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup finely chopped dill, chives and parsley, in equal parts
Use a spatula to mix the tahini and lemon juice in a large bowl. Gradually add water, and keep mixing until the tahini is smooth and creamy.
Add the garlic powder, maple syrup, and olive oil. Salt and pepper to personal taste. Mix in the herbs. Voilà. The dressing can be eaten immediately, but is best after sitting for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. Refrigerated; the tahini will keep for a week or longer. You may wish to refresh it with a little lemon or water, and a quick stir.