Tahini Dressing

Tahini dressing is one of my favorites. It's a really satisfying creamy thing, and at times when I'm trying to giving my body a rest from gumming-up with cheese, this really hits the spot!

Now, I like to use raw tahini because I have noticed that my body is not totally happy with roasted nuts and seeds. I think whatever the heat does to the oils, my body is not happy with. But the raw nuts and seeds feel pretty easy. Most tahini is made from roasted sesame seeds. If it does not say whether it's raw or roasted, chances are it's roasted. Just so you know.

Ingredients:

  • About 6 oz organic tahini (preferrably raw)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/8 tsp fine Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt (adjust per your taste)
  • Water (about 6 oz or enough to bring tahini dressing to desired consistency)
  • Fresh pressed garlic (one smallish clove)

Directions:

Put tahini in a small mixing vessel or bowl. Squeeze lemon juice on top. Mix with a fork until all the tahini has changed its color and consistency. You will see what I mean. The lemon emulsifies the tahini oil. Your main objective is to be sure that the tahini is uniformly emulsified. If your mixing vessel is thin enough, you may be able to notice that the tahini actually releases heat from this process with the lemon juice. (cool, right?) Initially, you want enough lemon juice to emulsify all the tahini evenly. Once that is accomplished, you may find later that you want to add more lemon juice for taste.

Add salt and about half the water. Mix until uniformly smooth. If it's too thick, add more water. If it's too thin, just keep stirring for a while. It will thicken up.

Taste for balance between salt, lemon, and tahini. Adjust per your preference. When the balance is nice, add the garlic.

Variations:

Replace the garlic with fresh grated ginger, cumin seed powder, or a pinch of cayenne pepper powder.

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