Lemon Garlic Tahini Dip & Sauce

TAHINI brings creamy use instead of butter, yoghurt, cream, mayonnaise and aioli. Tahini has a rich, full, nutty, creamy flavour and is an excellent dairy-free alternative.

 

Tahini is a thick runny paste made from ground unhulled sesame seeds, a classic ingredient in Middle Eastern and eastern Mediterranean dishes.  

 

Sesame seeds are little nutrient powerhouses full of lignans that help balance hormones and protect our cells from oxidative stress.  Sesame seeds are nutrient-dense, have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties, are low in carbs and contain good for you fats that can help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol.

  • Prep 5mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingapprox. ¾ cup
  • Plant Protein

    Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.

  • Mineral Rich

    Ingredients are naturally rich in essential minerals. Salty taste in botanicals like parsley, nettles, seaweeds indicates the plants have a high mineral content.

  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.

  • Hormone Balancing

    Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.

    Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility, 

    Foods that can help with balancing hormones;

    Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
    Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
    Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower, 
    Whole Grains
    Legumes
    Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
    Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
    Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
    Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens

    Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters, 

    Probiotic and prebiotic foods
    Anti-inflammatory Foods
    Clean water
    Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon juice - 3-4tbsp
  • 1 garlic clove - peel + crush
  • ½ - ¾ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Method

Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce

 

SHAKE blend, whisk or stir all ingredients together to form a thick, light creamy sauce. I usually do this in a glass jar or a cup blender.

 

TASTE adjust seasoning; if a little thicker, add 1 tbsp water at a time mixing to your desired consistency.

 

SERVE drizzled over salads or as a dipping sauce, spread or condiment—the perfect partner to falafels, great as a spread on crackers.  

 

STORE In the fridge in a glass jar.  

Tips + Suggestions

DOUBLE or even triple the recipe it keeps well in the fridge for at least a week.

 

SWAP lemon juice with 1-2tbsp vinegar white wine, white balsamic or even balsamic will all work

 

ADD flavours whatever herbs, spices you like, extra garlic or more lemon for a really zesty flavour.

 

TAHINI brings the creamy use this sauce instead of dairy bases like butter, yoghurt, cream and oil bases like mayonnaise and aioli

 

Low FODMAP omit the garlic and use no more than 2 tbsp per meal.