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
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!