Yes, friends, my love for tahini is ever strong. Particularly when it comes to adding a little nuttiness to dressings and sauces – you will always find me grabbing for the tahini. On one such occasion, quite a while ago now, I had a craving for caesar salad. But not the usually calorific caesar salads you will find in the shops or on the cafe menu. Nay – a lightened up version. With tahini and yoghurt as the main dressing ingredients, jazzed up a little more with the addition of garlic, dijon, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce. And, as for the rest of the salad, the chicken was given a little citrus kick with another favourite ingredient of mine – lemon pepper! Grilled then piled upon a bed of dressed crunchy cos lettuce and cucumber. Finished with a sprinkling of parmesan and a boiled egg on the side. I loved the tangy dressing – of which the tahini was key. Coupled with the zingy grilled chicken…delish! So easy to put together – and a lovely healthy take on the original. Tahini Caesar Salad Dressing (serves 2)
- 2 tbs natural yoghurt
- 1 tbs tahini
- 1tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Add a little water if the dressing is too thick. Season to taste.
What about you? What is your favourite homemade dressing?