Ginger Tahini Dressing

Well, it has been quite the last couple of weeks! I left you Monday, July 13 with every intention of posting the recipes for both this Ginger Tahini Dressing and the pickled onions I mentioned with “One Dope Salad” by this Monday, but time slipped away due to some very exciting things. I’ll share the dressing today and pickled onions by the end of this weekend. But first, an update!

Over the past two weeks, my sister in law had her second baby, my sister got engaged, I got hired to teach a class at an amazing yoga studio {more on this in a later post}, AND I got to see Shania Twain in concert. Quite a nice two weeks I would say! Lots of love in the air.

Back to the dressing though…

This Ginger Tahini Dressing is one of my favorite recipes Chef Bryan has shared with us in class. It is smooth, creamy and oh so savory. Not to mention it is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and fiber thanks to the tahini and pine nuts.

A note on tahini:

Tahini is one of my favorite ingredients to make sauces and hummus with. If you aren’t familiar, it is just sesame seeds ground into a paste/butter. It is a lot like nut butters without the sweetness. In fact, it is a little bitter in comparison, but it adds so much body and nutty flavor to savory sauces, dressings, dips, and even entrees. You can find it on the nut butter isle at almost every grocery store. Try it out!

A note on Greek Yogurt:

Greek yogurt is the emulsifier in this dressing, which means it acts as a binder for the oil and vinegar. If you don’t do dairy, try mixing in half of an avocado and adding a little more lemon.

Ginger Tahini Dressing

{Printable recipe available at the end of this post.}

10 minutes and a blender is all you need to make this flavorful sauce perfect for topping salads {especially One Dope Salad}, grain bowls, and stir-fries. It’s even great on fish! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or more.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup               Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup               Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons   Agave Nectar
  • 2 Tablespoons   Tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons   Pine Nuts, toasted
  • 1 Tablespoon     Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon     Fresh Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons       Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons       Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 each                  Garlic Clove, minced
  • To Taste             Salt & Pepper
  • Optional             Water to thin

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Directions

Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Add water to thin to your liking. Taste and season to your liking. Enjoy!

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10 minutes and a blender is all you need to make this flavorful sauce perfect for topping salads {especially One Dope Salad}, grain bowls, and stir-fries. It’s even great on fish! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or more.
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Recipe type: Basic
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons Agave Nectar
  • 2 Tablespoons Tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts, toasted
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 each Garlic Clove, minced
  • To Taste Salt & Pepper
  • optional water to thin
Instructions
  1. Combine everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and season to your liking.