real raw kitchen: RECIPE: turmeric tahini dressing

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RECIPE: turmeric tahini dressing

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

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup raw tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 T miso (light or mellow)
  • 1 t turmeric
Instructions

  • 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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5 comments:

  1. I'm the same way. When i get a dressing that I like I run with it forever. I think I'll give your Tahini dressing a try!

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    1. Okay good, I'm not the only one ;) Seriously though. Sometimes I have to protect myself from my obsessions haha I hope you like the tahini recipe! It is totally versatile, too. You can add ingredients to it depending on your mood and it's like a brand new dressing!

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  2. I do not like miso. Would you have a suggested substitute? Thank you.

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    1. aww that's too bad! The miso isn't too noticeable in this dressing and it mostly provides a salty touch to it. I also like to use it to add bulk and give it a umami depth. I have a feeling that you could leave it out and it'd still be just as delicious! Just add a touch more tahini to carry the bulk, or alternatively, pull back on the liquids so it has the same consistency.

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