green tahini dressing on falafel salad

green tahini dressing on falafel salad

OMG my fear of all things white and creamy have had me avoiding tahini most of my life, admittedly  I still do when eating out as so often it is mixed with yogurt which I still can’t manage to eat… But the other night I made a killer batch of homemade falafels with sesame seeds and all sorts of crunchy deliciousness, and imagined the dinner needing a bit of a dressing to appease my sweet heart who drowns his falafel in all sorts of white sauce. This killer green tahini dressing was born and I just have to share it with you all, because it is so very good!

In a processor combine:

1/2 – 2/3 cup tahini (depending on how dry it is)

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

3 cloves of garlic

1 jalapeno

zest of 1 lime

1 handful of parsley

1 handful of cilantro

pulse until well chopped then ribbon in:

1/2 cup of nice extra virgin olive oil

Hearty pinch of sea salt


Adjust to taste / texture, if you want it thicker add more tahini, if you are after salad dressing add a little more acid and oil. Anyway your off to a great green start with this major flavour booster!

The day after falafel night I used all the extra garden fresh garnish; lettuce, kale, radish, shredded beets, pickled carrots, sesame seeds, a little leftover garlic lemon rice and a couple falafels to make the most lovely salad complete with a dollop of this green tahini dressing!

Falafel night will never be without tahini again! I might even just serve this dressing over rice or as a dip it was that good!





One Comment to “green tahini dressing on falafel salad”

  1. SHAUNA! Do you know how much money you could be making if you published all your fantastic recipes in a Cookbook? Think of the success of the WhiteWater cookbooks. Your recipes are every bit as good, if not better and so suited to this Valley. I do love that you so freely share these fantastic recipes, believe me, but gosh, Girl, had you thought of this novel idea? Hugs, Claire p.s. I loved the Pow cookies, and can’t wait to make that Sweet Potato pie, oh yeah!

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