I am recently obsessed with infographics for cooking. Ever since I got Photoshop on my computer, it seems like the possibilities are endless! While the hours are not, I feel so proud when I finally complete my work. So as this is the second of many to come, I would love to hear your feedback- do these actually work for you?
Tahini paste has been one of those condiments (if you can call it that) I have come to love since transitioning to mainly vegetarian eating (notice the lowercase “v.”) It packs a whopping 9 grams of protein in 2 tablespoons! While higher calorie than peanut butter, it tends to have less sugar and more proteins. I’m a big fan of adding it to whole chickpeas (not just in making hummus) because the thick texture coats the beans nicely.
I like to add this dressing to a kale, avocado and grape salad. Toss some tempeh (a starchier source of soy protein) to the top or dip in the dressing and you’ve got yourself a great filling salad. You can even roast the kale in the oven for 5 minutes for a warm option. With this weather, its not a bad idea!
Without further ado- the Citrus Tahini Dressing Infographic!
Citrus Tahini Dressing
(makes about 2/3 cup)
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1.5 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- ½ sea salt
- 1 tablespoon walnut or olive oil
Using a standing blender or an immersion blender and deep cup or jar, puree all the ingredients (starting with 2 tablespoons of the agave nectar/maple syrup, until fully smooth and creamy. Add additional sweetener to taste, if desired. Makes about 2/3 cup.