Fresh turmeric tahini dressing, a 3 ingredient dressing that you will want to pour over your entire life. Anti-inflammatory, super healthy, and detox-supportive.
I clearly remember the first time I tasted tahini dressing. NYC circa 1998, I was with a friend and we were at the since closed but always infamous Dojo’s restaurant in the East Village. If you’ve seen Rent, I’m fairly certain the song “La Vie Boheme” was meant to take place at Dojo’s. Dojo’s was a healthy- hippieish restaurant that was super cheap and thus very popular with my social circle; extremely poor, rag-a-ma-tag artists/performers/restaurant workers.
Dojo’s served a carrot bread with tahini dip/dressing, the bread was so dense you could eat one serving and feel full for about a week. Perfect for my budget! The tahini dressing I hated. I absolutely hated it. What the hell is this? I shouted. It was everyone’s favorite, not mine.
I have since grown to adore tahini, it was just my 20-year-old palate that didn’t know what to do with it, and to be fair I’m not convinced Dojo’s knew what to do with tahini either 😉
Now, I can eat tahini straight out of the jar and basically I want to have it with every meal. If you saw my Instagram feed from a recent trip to Miami you saw my drool worthy papaya breakfast. Basically, half a papaya filled with tahini and cacao nibs – OMG!
I digress. This fresh turmeric tahini dressing is one you will definitely want to make. Fresh turmeric is bright and slightly tart with a strong citrus undertone. It is the perfect pair to rich earthy tahini and fresh lemon juice.
If you can’t find fresh turmeric you can definitely use dried, sub 1/4 tsp dried to 1 tsp fresh. If you can find fresh turmeric buy it! You won’t regret it. Buy all the fresh turmeric. All of it ⚡️
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- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp freshly grated turmeric
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp water
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Add more water to thin if necessary.
- Store in a small mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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