This dressing is rich, creamy and versatile. You can make a big batch to keep on-hand as your go-to salad dressing. A few delicious ways we’ve used it:
- Over a bed of spinach, broccoli, chopped apples and walnuts
- Over leafy greens, cauliflower, goji berries and pepitas
- On top of roasted veggies and quinoa
- Drizzled on steamed broccoli
The first ingredient you’ll see in this dressing recipe is Tahini. Tahini might sound like a fancy name, but it’s really just ground up sesame seeds. The ingredient list on my Kroger brand tahini literally just says “organic ground toasted sesame seeds.” Just one simple ingredient! At the grocery it’s usually found with the nut butters.
Why are we constantly recommending to eat lots of beans, nuts and whole grains? Because they are all SEEDS! Seeds are awesome for you! Think about it… just add water, air and sunlight and you’ll soon have a full grown plant or tree. The necessary nutrients to create that plant/tree are in this tiny nutrient-loaded package, AKA a seed. Sesame seeds are no different than all other seeds – they’re packed with nutrients.
Plant-Based Sesame Citrus Dressing
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 orange peeled, seeds removed
- 2 T apple cider vinegar
- 2 T water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- If dressing is too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.