One of the things I enjoy about being on my detox at the moment is trying out healthier options for things such as salad dressing. Instead of reaching for a store bought dressing, do you realise you can make yourself something healthier and yummier (in my opinion)? My favourite ingredient for this is Tahini!
Tahini is a paste made from grinding up sesame seeds. It can be used on it’s own as a butter substitute and it is well know for being in hummus and baba ghanoush but I love using it as the base for creamy salad dressings – it is so much better than mayonnaise! Plus you get lot’s fantastic health benefits along the way – such as fibre, protein, Omega-3 and calcium. (You can get tahini in supermarkets or make your own!)
Here is a sneak peak at a gorgeous salad dressing I made today as part of my detox. (And if you are keen to try a detox yourself my next one starts in November to get you ready for Summer)
Creamy Tahini Salad Dressing
2 tablespoons of tahini
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon each of chives and parsley
1 pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon of coconut aminos or tamari
1 clove of garlic
Method: put all into a food processor and blend until it’s creamy. Add to anything or even use it as a dip!