In continuing with my tahini theme, I wanted to share some homemade salad dressings with you.
First I tried keeping it very basic.
I simply mixed 1 TBSP tahini with the juice of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 packet of stevia, and a little water. It was tasty, but needed something more.
For this dressing, I used my original recipe, but doubled it for 2 and added about 1/2 TBSP miso paste. Better, but still missing something.
Then yesterday, I received an email from Jordan over at Cleaning It Up with a tahini dressing she recently made. When I arrived home from work at 7:30 last night, I quickly whipped up Jordan’s amazing recipe:
- 2 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1-2 TBSP tahini
- 1 tsp miso paste
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1/8-1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1/8-1/4 tsp guar gum
Stirred it all together, and by 7:45, I was in salad heaven.
The raw honey works so much better than the stevia, and although y’all know I’m not a big fan of added sugars, 1 tsp. is not a big deal. Plus, the addition of toasted sesame oil and rice vinegar provides so much flavor, and I loved how just a pinch of guar gum makes the dressing nice and thick. Thanks again Jordan – this is seriously the best tasting dressing I’ve ever made.
What about you? Do you make your own salad dressing? If you had to use a store bought brand, which would it be? My favorite will always be Annie’s Goddess…but for now, I’ll be making my own. 🙂
Tomorrow’s tahini post has a dessert theme. Any guesses?