These days, I usually only buy salad dressings if I absolutely have to. When it comes to store-bought salad dressings, it’s pretty slim pickins’! The conventional salad dressings sold in the grocery stores are mostly really low quality, with few brands providing good quality dressings. It’s also disappointing to see that even the ‘healthy’ salad dressings are using canola oil or soybean or other low grade vegetable oils. A lot of people also comment that eating healthy food is expensive. Some of these store-bought salad dressings are now easily upwards of $6-7. I find that expensive, just another good reasons to make my own. If you can source out and buy good quality ingredients in bulk (or larger quantities) and make your meals from scratch (it really doesn’t take as much time as most people believe), you will save on your food bill and have more control over the quality of ingredients your using. To save a little extra time, make a salad dressing that will last you 2-3 days, but remember, fresh is best!
*Note: this makes a big batch of dressing, enough for a big family for at least a few days! You can easily cut this recipe in half, for a smaller batch of dressing.
Raw Ginger Tahini Salad Dressing or Dip
Add the following raw organic ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth:
- 1 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
- 2 inch knob of ginger
- 1/4 cup of ginger juice
- 1 clove of garlic (optional)
- 1 t cumin
- 2 t black pepper
- 1 date or 2 tablespoons of honey.
I no longer use salt or oil in my dressings. Want to know why? Check out my article: Are oils really a health food? and download a free copy of my report on salt and how I was sabotaging my weight loss efforts without even knowing it.
This is a nice dressing that you can use on salads or as a sushi roll dipping sauce.
Enjoy this creamy, vegan living food dressing!
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii