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Simple, Creamy Tahini Dressing

One of the things I missed for the longest time after giving up processed foods was a good salad dressing, especially a creamy salad dressing (talkin’ to you, ranch dressing). I tried a couple of times mixing up olive oil and lemon juice and salt and pepper like so many healthy people use as a replacement, but let’s be real: YUCK.

Then I discovered tahini, which is ground sesame seed paste. It’s delicious and PACKED with calcium, which is a critical postpartum nutrient, especially for nursing mothers. Did you know you lose up to 3-5% of your bone density in the first stages of nursing? So prepping this dressing weekly and using it as a salad dressing, sauce on a goodness bowl, vegetable dip, etc. is a great addition to postpartum nutrition, along with dark leafy greens, salmon, almonds, and tofu which are also rich in calcium.

I usually can’t find tahini at bigger grocery stores, so I usually order mine from somewhere like Brandless or Amazon and it usually lasts a couple of months. Look for brands that are organic and that have only one or two ingredients (sesame seeds and sometimes salt).

Okay, I’ll shut up now and give you the easiest, creamiest, nutritious salad dressing recipe EVER.

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Simple, Creamy Tahini Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine first four ingredients in a bowl
  2. Add water 1-2 tbsp at a time and stir vigorously. Dressing will thicken for a moment and then start to get creamy again as you keep stirring. Keep adding water until desired texture and thickness is reached. For salads, you might want it a bit thinner than if you were using it for a grain bowl or something.
  3. Use as a vegetable dip, a salad dressing, sauce for a bowl, or a topping for something like falafel or gyros.


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