Tahini Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing (vegan, gluten-free)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup toasted tahini (Jovya brand is recommended)
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup hot water (as hot as you can get it from your tap)
1/4 cup agave syrup or nectar (not raw)
2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari (aged soy sauce)
1 tablespoon garlic paste (or 2.5 teaspoons fresh garlic, pressed - about 2-3 cloves)
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Instructions:

In a blender, mix the hot water, lemon juice, garlic, tamari.
In a 2 cup (or larger) bowl and mix tahini, cumin and salt.
Whisk until smooth.
Mix in the sesame oil and agave syrup and whisk until smooth.
Add the blended lemon juice, garlic, tamari and hot water.
Serve now or refridgerate until needed.


Serving Information:

Yields 1.5 cups dressing, about 3 servings.


Notes:

NOTE 1:  This is a wonderful dressing for any leafy salad.  It is particularly savory with cabbage.


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