This Tahini Ginger Dressing is so simple to make and it only uses 3 clean ingredients!
I go through phases with tahini…sometimes I’m loving it and sometimes I’m just not feeling it.
For some reason, I’m really loving it right now and have a couple of recipes coming with tahini as an ingredient, one being this delicious Blueberry Mango Salad using this Tahini Ginger Dressing.
Just in case you don’t know, tahini is just ground up sesame seeds and it’s really easy to make at home with just a food processor or even a Vitamix.
You can’t really mess up tahini and most store-bought brands are fairly clean, but here’s the ingredient list for one that’s not:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Sabra Classic Tahini Ingredient List:
Ingredients: Tahini (Sesame Ground), Water, Citric Acid, Garlic, Soybeans, and/or Canola Oil, Salt, Seasoning, Spices, Flavors Natural, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate (source)
This is a perfect example of how highly processed foods can become so unhealthy.
It’s full of GMO’s (soybeans, canola oil), non-organic sesame seeds, unknown “spices” and “flavors”, refined table salt and preservatives.
Real tahini is made with 100% raw, organic sesame seeds. That’s it. Nothing else.
Want more healthy dressing recipes? Check out Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing, Creamy Habanero Dressing, Creamy Chipotle Dresing or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating Dips, Dressings and Sauces you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Tahini (Sesame Seeds):*
- high in calcium at 35% RDA
- excellent anti-oxidant
- lowers cholesterol
- reduces inflammation
- high in phytosterol
5 Fast Facts About Raw Honey:*
- contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
- contains immune boosting anti-viral properties
- super high in B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6
- contains natural anti-oxidants that block free radicals
- high in minerals magnesium and potassium
5 Fast Facts About Ginger:*
- excellent for gastrointestinal relief
- anti-inflammatory benefits
- promotes immune boosting
- increases blood flow and relaxes peripheral blood vessels
- anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #2: Anytime I use water, especially for a recipe, I always use filtered water from my Berkey to avoid toxins in the tap water.
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