Thursday, April 12, 2012

Creamy Cilantro Dressing/Sauce

I've been really busy lately working more than full time, when I initially planned to work about 2/3 time this year, but a friend's circumstances made it the right thing for me to take on the extra work to ease her burden and her mind.  But in the midst of that busy-ness my health has suffered, and I need to re-establish my glowing nutritarian lifestyle.  So I had a good day today, and it was actually the taste of a commercial dressing that sent me to make this variation on a well-loved standard you've seen here before. This is today's version . . .

Creamy Cilantro Dressing/Sauce

1/3 - 1/2 cup tahini
juice of one lime
1 clove garlic
2 coins fresh ginger
small handful fresh cilantro (mine was a puree from the freezer)
1 - 1-1/2 cups warm water

Whirl everything in the blender and adjust elements to taste. (I used a sprinkle of sugar, but a date would provide the same balancing sweetness.)

Verdict:  Excellent, as I expected.  I had a little of this on some water-sauteed turnip greens, and I look forward to it on salad tomorrow.


I'd love to know what you think of these or if you have suggestions for improvements!