Sesame tahini may seem like a trendy ingredient, but it has been a staple in our family's favorite dressing for decades. My husband, Dean, learned to make Sesame Tahini Dressing while living in the Albatross House, a vegetarian commune in college. This dressing is so versatile that it can be used as a topping for baked potatoes or tossed with roasted vegetables. Our favorite use is for Sesame Tahini Dressing is to dress a tossed green salad or quinoa/veggie bowl.
Look for tahini in the ethnic aisle or near the nut butters in your grocery store. A layer of oil forms on the top of the paste and protects the tahini from moisture loss and oxidation. Store the unused tahini, covered in the refrigerator. Simply stir the oil into the paste to reincorporate it before using.
Sesame Tahini Dressing
- 1 cup canola oil 200 mL
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 50 mL
- ¼ cup sesame tahini 50 mL
- ¼ cup tamari or low sodium soy sauce 50 mL
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- In a blender combine oil, juice, tahini, tamari and ginger.
- Blend until smooth. This dressing will separate over time. Just shake or stir it well to redistribute the oil and serve.
yummy! my favorite salad dressing!!
If you're making salad dressing, then things must be good aboard Enjoy in Panama. Keep posting your adventures so that we can live vicariously through you!
Thanks for sharing these Karen! When I saw your title, I thought you were back at sea. Would love to see you whenever we girls can figure out another get together!
Alison, you are so perceptive, the picture on my Sesame Tahini Dressing recipe was taken aboard our new sailing catamaran, Snowcat 2, in the Bahamas. We plan to do more sailing, but for now I am back at work in the Extension office. I'm thrilled that you found my blog!