Lemon Tahini Salad

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is typically used in Middle Eastern cuisines. It is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in sweet and savory dishes. Sesame seeds are filled with copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorous. Not to mention it is also high in B vitamins. Plus, it is considered a healthy fat and has more protein then most nut butters. One tablespoon has 3 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, and about 90 calories. Some ideas to use tahini include adding it to hummus, make a salad dressing, add it to a stir fry or smoothie, or use it in baking (like this). You can find tahini in most grocery stores. Give it a try and expand your pantry!


Lemon Tahini Salad

Ingredients
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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Salad

  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 grape tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese
  • 3 falafel
  • 2 tbsp tahini dressing
  • Handful crushed pita chips

Directions

Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. In a large bowl, add mixed greens, veggies, feta cheese, falafel, and tahini dressing. Top with crushed pita chips.

Serves: 1 | Serving size: 1 salad, 2 tbsp dressing
Calories: 600, total fat: 39 g, total carbohydrates: 55 g, dietary fiber: 13 g, sugars: 10 g, protein: 20 g

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What is your favorite make-at-home dressing? Tell me below!

Raquel

2 thoughts on “Lemon Tahini Salad

  1. Rosie says:

    I love this salad and dressing. I like to make dressings with nut butters, and it really does add to the nutrition, too, in addition to making it delish! I want to try this!

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