Living the plant based lifestyle, I’ve come to appreciate the value of healthy flavorful sauces and dressings to drizzle over salads and veggie bowls. A few ingredients and a blender is all that is required to create sauces that range from sweet and mild to tangy and spicy.
Having just posted about garlic as a featured food on Friday, I followed up today with this easy Garlic Tahini Salad Dressing.
Garlic Tahini Salad Dressing by Anthony William
1/4 cup raw tahini
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves
2 medium dates, pitted
1/2 cup water
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve with favorite salad greens or a veggie bowl or use as a dip with veggies. Makes 2 servings.
Tahini is a sesame paste. It’s available at health food stores or health conscious grocery stores such as Natural Grocers. The tahini and olive oil combine to create a rich Mediterranean flavor, and pairs well with the garlic and subtle sweetness of the dates. I used 3 garlic cloves when I created the dressing today, and I added a pinch of ground red pepper for a touch of heat. Salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
I placed the dressing in the refrigerator while I made a salad.
I wanted greens today. I’ve learned to pay close attention to my cravings. Since I’ve eliminated unhealthy cravings, I can now trust them and receive them as signals from my body, telling me what it needs. I started with a bowl containing fresh organic spinach and arugula, and added kale from my garden and dandelion greens from my backyard.
For the rest of my salad, I decided to select ingredients intuitively, trusting my instincts to guide me to what I needed.
I included cucumbers, red and orange peppers, tomatoes, chick peas and half an avocado, diced. I had pulled other veggies out of the fridge but this assortment seemed right for lunch today.
I drizzled on the garlic tahini dressing, which had thickened up slightly as it chilled, creating the perfect consistency. The dressing was so good! The whole salad was delicious and satisfied my craving for greens while nourishing my body.
The garlic tahini dressing will keep for up to a week in the fridge. I don’t think mine is going to be in there that long!
This recipe, and 49 others, are in Life Changing Foods by Anthony William. Order your copy below.
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