I'm fairly obsessed with my basic tahini dressing and I eat it with my salads far too frequently for any psychologically stable person .. so I decided it was time to switch things up. All I did, this time, was add a teaspoon of turmeric to my already delicious recipe.
I have to be honest, I had a slight panic as I dumped the turmeric into the jar. "what if this isn't good and I just wasted a delicious dressing sauce??" I couldn't shake the feeling and as I let the flavors mix and settle in I tried to calm myself down and convince myself that this would be worth it. And you know what?? It totally was.
Turmeric is such a great flavor to add to dishes that adds such a pungent depth that is hard to achieve with traditional American spices (well, spices used more often in the U.S. ...). Turmeric is a very popular Indian spice and is used in a lot of eastern and Asian dishes. The most notable quality of turmeric is that it is an incredibly anti-inflammatory agent because of the curcumin.
Turmeric Tahini Dressing
makes about 1/2 cup
- 1/4 cup raw tahini
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 T miso (light or mellow)
- 1 t turmeric
- Blend everything in a blender or a small processor.
- Let it sit in a jar for an hour or so, in the fridge, to let the flavors really come together.
- Dress a salad .. or whatever! YUM.
Lately I've been loving my latest kitchen gadget: a mini chopper. It is perfect for blending, chopping, mixing and grinding little bits for when I don't want to battle a huge blender and when I can't fill up a huge food processor. It's amazing, I love it! Also, it's so much more affordable than a full processor or blender. It's the perfect gadget for a realistic budget.
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