tahini sauce

 Tahini is a sesame seed paste, widely used in Middle Eastern cooking. Having spent some time in Israel, I absolutely love its flavor! You can buy tahini in any Middle Eastern grocery store and in any health food store. This sauce, can be used for practically anything: it’s good with lamb, beef, chicken, tofu and any vegetables, starting from a salad and ending with steamed veggies. It’s great for dipping or spreading on bread. It makes a wonderful spread for a veggie sandwich ( forgo the water in this case.) Experiment with the recipe: some people like more lemon juice and others like their sauce to be  thicker and therefore put less water in it.

The best thing about tahini is its extremely high nutritional content.  Tahini naturally contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15. B. It is also extremely rich in calcium. I believe tahini to be a must during nutritionally taxing times, such as pregnancy and breastfeeding. I like to make a nice batch of this sauce and keep it in the refrigerator for three-four days, adding it to different foods.

 

Tahini sauce

tahini sauce

By Dr. Anastasia Published: March 7, 2011

     Tahini is a sesame seed paste, widely used in Middle Eastern cooking. Having spent some time in Israel, I absolutely love …

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a cup. Slowly add the water: if the water is too hot or you put it in too quickly the sauce may curdle.
    2. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

    About Dr. Anastasia

    Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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