Friday, April 8, 2011

Orange Tahini Dressing or Dip

There is always a fresh container of this dressing in the cooler.
Tahini is high in Calcium and a substantial protein.
I keep a tub of Tahini blended with a little Maple Syrup
to enjoy on toast as a quick morning meal.

No oil is needed for this recipe.

Orange Tahini Dressing
Yields approx 12 oz depending on the viscosity you prefer.

Place the following ingredients in a food processor blend until smooth and
to your desired thickness. Tahini dressing thicken slightly when stored.
Add a little water and shake it container to thin.

1/2 C Tahini
1/3 C Seasoned Rice Vinegar ( seasoned is the sweet one)
2 TBSP Orange Juice
1/3 C Parsley Leaves
2 TBSP Green parts of Green Onion, chopped
2 TBSP Shallot, chopped
2 TBSP Maple Syrup (or to taste)
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Paprika
1 1/2 tsp Cumin , ground and roasted quickly in a small hot skillet
A dash of Cayenne and Pepper
2/3 to 1 C Water or room temp Vegan Stock

Blend until smooth. Add more water or Orange Juice to reach desired viscosity.

TIP: Roasting Cumin: Heat pan, add Cumin, stir frequently for a minute or two until it darkened slightly. If burned it will turn bitter.
Add a dash of Turmeric to color the dressing a golden yellow.

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