Sunday, 29 November 2015

A healthy creamy dressing...

We live in the tropics so you can understand why a lot of salads are prepared in my kitchen each week.
There's so many fantastic salad ingredients year round that I'm not often stumped on creating a recipe, but I do like to investigate new dressings because that's where I need help with flavour combining.

Recently I bought the new Trim Healthy Mama cookbook and there is a Tahini Dressing recipe inside that I took inspiration from. After tweaking to suit our taste buds I was almost drinking the stuff through a straw! 

Creamy, tangy, spicy and morish - I am rather liberal with it on my lunch...

Want to try it?

You will need:

1/2 cup hulled tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoons (20ml) of Braggs Liquid Aminos
pinch of cayenne pepper

 Mix all of these together in your blender (I use my Nutri Bullet) and enjoy!

Apart from the incredible taste, the ingredients pack a health punch.

Tahini is made from crushed sesame seeds and these are some of its key health benefits:

* rich in minerals such as lecithin, magnesium, potassium, iron and phosphorous.
* aids in liver detoxification
* one of nature's best sources of calcium
* high in vitamin E and many of the B vitamins
* high alkaline (easy digestion)
* higher protein than most nuts...

Apple Cider Vinegar will:

* lower blood sugar levels
* help with weight loss
* improve the symptoms of diabetes...

Braggs Liquid Aminos tastes similar to soy sauce but it:

* is low in salt
* contains 16 amino acids
* is gluten free
* is linked to lower rates of certain cancers and osteoporosis
* may lessen hot flushes during menopause

Good stuff, right?
But the best thing about this dressing is that it tastes as good as its health benefits, and that is important because if food tastes unpalatable my husband will not give it a second audition. 

I've just received this new copy of a favourite old homemaking book in the mail so I may indulge with salad and tahini dressing lunches all next week whilst enjoying daily reading breaks...

Hope you have a tasty week too!


Águeda said...

Me encanta la salsa especiada. Yo no tenía ni idea que algo tan rico tenía tantas buenas propiedades. Muchas gracias por la receta y por la información. Besos.

the girlfriend gap said...

So excited to try this dressing Jenny, in the last year I have become so in love with Hummus so I think I will love this dressing with the Tahani. I have been making my own Hummus so I have everything I need to make it. Thank you. Janita