Lemony Tahini “Cheezy” Dressing
January 5, 2012 § 2 Comments
It’s 70 degrees in Tucson and all the windows are open. Today, the whole fam (plus a cousin!) is at home and we’re noshing on bowls of roasted vegetables, cooked quinoa and drizzles of lemony dressing. I don’t know how we’re going to make room for the chili and cheesecake dinner finale this evening, but we always manage.
This recipe (inspired by Angela) offers a trifecta of addictive ingredients: winter citrus tang (think: meyer lemon and ruby grapefruit glory), a punch of garlic and thick tahini, which makes for great texture. It’s ready in about four minutes and is wonderfully versatile: Drizzle it on roasted vegetables, pasta, cooked grains, in a wrap or use as a dip for crudités.
1/4 cup tahini
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup meyer lemon juice
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup nutritional yeast*
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt, pepper
*If following a strict gluten-free diet, seek out nutritional yeast that contains no gluten.
Method: Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate leftovers; to reconstitute, add water a tablespoon at a time.
Diet Notes: Nut-free, vegan, gluten-free (see asterisk)