Simple Tahini Sauce

Thursday, Nov 17 2011 Cooking!

1/4 cup tahini
1/4 olive oil
1 teaspoon miso (optional)
3 cloves garlic
generous pinch of salt (to taste)
1/2 cup water

How easy is this? Add all ingredients to the blender. Hit blend.

File this one under: the basics.

This sauce has been a standby of mine many times during the phase of simplicity that directly follows a time of lackadaisical eating habits (read: the holidays). With some brown rice or quinoa in your pantry, and any steamed vegetable—in this case, purple kale—the sauce ever so simply elevates and delights what would be an underwhelming meal. It’s incredibly quick to make, has a bold, nutty flavor, and tahini happens to be packed with B-vitamins. This sauce is versatile—don’t be afraid to use it as a dip for your vegetable crudites or mixed in with some sauteed vegetables and warm rice noodles. (sub 1/2 creamy peanut butter for 1/2 the tahini and add 1 teaspoon grated ginger for an especially flavorful and less bitter tahini sauce).

 

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