No cashews this time kids. They have not graced my cupboards for a while as the prices have shot up. Here is a wonderful, and I do mean wonderful dressing that intrigued and delighted at a recent potluck lunch. It is a actually inspired by one I did nearly two years ago, though this is definitely far more splendid.
But I have a playgroup run to do so let’s get to the point.
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- about 20 “grates” of a big chunky ginger root
- 4 teaspoons of honey or other sweetener such as agave or maple syrup
- 4 teaspoons of brown rice miso*
- 4 teaspoons of tahini (sesame paste)**
- 1 teaspoon cumin
* If you cannot get miso, a fermented soybean paste, use a quality soy sauce such as tamari (no added sugars and weird stuff)
** Tahini is VERY rich in calcium and you can also use it to make sesame toffee- what’s not to like? But if you cannot get it (I had run out this morning) you can substitute a nut butter of your choice. I just used Whole earth peanut butter; if you cannot make your own nut butter, this brand is a more wholesome substitute with no sugar or salt added and only a very small amount of palm oil.
Here is your delicious wholesome dressing:If you use Tamari instead of miso it will be less textured, as miso is a paste- that’s fine.
TASTE YOUR DRESSING!
If you use tahini, you may wish to add a little more honey- personal taste. Like a little extra zing? more lemon or lime or a touch of white vinegar. A little extra “fruitiness”- a dash of extra virgin olive oil. No salt needed- it’s in the miso. You can also thin it down with almond milk or protein pack it some more by stirring in a little hummous.
Stir through your
- diced/shredded broccoli
- Red pepper
- red onion
- sesame seeds
I will not bother with quantities here. It’s a salad. A bowl of veggies! Throw in whatever you wish!
Just one more tip though:
Those yummy broccoli stalks?
If you have a mini chopper, you can shred them nicer and fine for your salad.
Alternatively, chop finely.
And now: Ta-daaaa!
Disclaimer- I am not a food photographer. But this tastes SO good! ENJOY!!