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Tahini Dressing… I put that ish on everything

Being a huge fan of simple cooking, it’s not uncommon for me to have a meal that consists of only an ingredient or two. This also has made me super crafty when it comes to flavoring these dishes; and because my simplicity often stems from being really hungry and having no patience, the seasoning has to be quick too. This tahini dressing is crack. And you WILL want to put it on everything. It’s perfect on steamed greens, roasted veggies, big salads, as a dip, really on anything you eat. Replace that ranch or packaged dressings with this delicious and nutritious legal condiment drug.
The one, the only….

Tahini Dressing

1/2 cup water
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Generous shakes of: pepper, basil, oregano, red chili flakes,
and/or any other spices you fancy

Fill an empty jar with all ingredients and shake well to thoroughly combine. Taste your creation and add seasonings to taste. Seal jar and place in fridge to enjoy over the next 2 weeks (I wouldn’t keep it longer than that-not that it will ever last that long). Just like a fine wine this dressing gets tastier the next day as the flavors fuse and have time to mingle.

Next time you’re starving, whip up a grain, a green, and top it with this. You’re welcome 

GuaKALEmole Salad

I loooove me some guac! However, because it’s often enjoyed with multiple handfuls of tortilla chips, I don’t indulge as much as I’d like to. This salad tastes like a fiesta in your mouth and is a great way to get in a big serving of dark leafy greens and healthy fats.

Sombrero optional. Enjoy!!

3-4 kale leaves, de-stemmed
1/2 avocado
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 lime, juiced
1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
*dash: salt, pep, garlic powder, cumin

In a large bowl, tear kale into lettuce-size leaves. Add in the avocado, juice of the lime, and prepare to get your hands dirty! ‘Massage’ in the avo/lime juice to break down the kale and fully coat leaves with the mash. Toss in all other ingredients and mix it up.

¡Buen provecho!



Posted on March 12, 2015 and filed under salad, raw.