Chef’s Tip: March 2016

Chef's Tip: March 2016

Tahini – A Pantry Staple
Tahini, also known as sesame seed butter. It resembles peanut butter but is thinner in consistency. Open the jar & give it a good stir to redistribute the oil. Tahini isn’t just for hummus!

  • Dip raw veggies in it – for a simple snack, make a quick tahini dip. Add lemon juice, salt, and a dash of hot sauce for extra zip
  • Tarator sauce – add 4 cloves minced garlic to ½ cup tahini, ½ cup lemon juice & ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley. Pulse in a food processor until combined. Drizzle over roasted chicken or steamed veggies. (warning – this is seriously addictive!)
  • Give your balsamic dressing a break – try a tahini based dressing. In a blender combine ½ cup tahini, ½ cup olive oil, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp. lemon juice & 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger. Blend & serve over fresh greens.