Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Time to eat your veggies! Lemon Tahini Dressing

Time to eat your veggies! Lemon Tahini Dressing   

    As we all have noticed, summer is nearing... it might not feel that close yet, but trust me it will be here before we all know it. With the glorious warmth of summer also comes the impending doom of looking cute in summer clothes. Pretty sun dresses, short shorts, skimpy tanks, bathing suits, flippy floppys, they are all on their way my friends. As usual, the race to loose that extra winter "padding" is on in my house. Even my boyfriend is in on the weight loss bandwagon, though I'm sure he's not trying to fit into any skimpy tank tops.... at least I hope not.
    As I've tried every diet out there, it's time for something new; the raw diet. Starting Monday, I have been eating raw vegan for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, then eat my normal dinner (though I'm trying to keep light on the starches). My bestie has been doing raw until dinner for a little bit, and is loving the way she feels, and I think her skin looks great; so I figured why not?
    Anyways, she came over for a little dinner the other day and brought this yummy tahini dressing. The original recipe was lacking a little freshness, so I boosted it up by adding more lemon juice, and a little parsley. It is a middle eastern tasting dressing with a nice silky consistency that would go good on anything from falafel, to a basic salad. We had it drizzled over a nice home made veggie burger, and side salad. So go ahead and start lightening up your life and get ready for summer, this dressing will make you want to eat your veggies.

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Small handful fresh parsley
1/2 cup roasted, or raw tahini
1/2 cup filtered water
3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1 teaspoon ground cumin

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until everything is combined, garlic is broken down, and parsley is in small flecks.


  1. This dressing literally tastes great on anything...salad, baked sweet potato, crackers, sliced cucumbers...fingers...I've been making a large container a week and putting it on everything.

  2. Fingers are part of a balanced diet.

  3. Beautiful colours :) Im loving your blog!