I think I already have a couple variations of tahini dressing recipes on this site, but I have a slightly different twist that brings its taste, I think, to a brand new level. This one is sweeter because of the balsamic vinegar, which is a contrast to the more pungent taste of the tahini. Yet, somehow, I knew there were additional health benefits to using tahini…
‘Sesame oil (SO) is a supplement that has been known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which makes it effective for reducing atherosclerosis and the risk of cardiovascular disease [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5587404/]’.
How I make Balsamic Tahini Dressing…
- Pour about 1/4 cup tahini (organic unsalted Sprouts® brand) into a small container (I do this by eye, not measuring)
- Add about the same amount of balsamic vinegar of Modena (Sprouts® brand)
- Shake garlic salt
- Hot sauce (Cholula®)
- Shake paprika
- A pinch of dried parsley
- Shake onion powder
- Stir with a fork
- You may have to add water
- Spoon or pour on top your green salad and toss (I have been getting shredded iceberg lettuce and adding spinach to it)
- Salt and pepper it
- Refrigerate what’s left for your next salad
- It does thicken, so you will have to add water next time you use it
- Re-stir it gently with a fork while you add more water. Stirring with a spoon will make it spill out
I love my daily salads. I eat two large ones each day. I feel that the more salad you can eat the better off you will be. And, if you have a tasty dressing you love, you will always eagerly look forward to eating your salads.
Yes, the tahini dressing is oily and high in calories, just don’t overdo it. It’s the overall calories you have to watch like eating too many nuts, seeds and avocados.
Too much of a good thing doesn’t necessarily improve our health. But, adding a tasty accent to your food like a brand new salad dressing can make dining a sheer delight. Even adding a shake of salt and pepper makes any meal that much better.
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5587404/
Website Title Cureus
Publication Day 06
Publication Month July
Publication Year 2017
Access Day 26
Access Month november
Access Year 2019
Article Title Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Effects of Sesame Oil on Atherosclerosis: A Descriptive Literature Review
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.