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Kundalini Yoga for Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore

Tahini Sauce/Dressing Recipes

Tahini Sauce similar to the original one in Golden Temple Cookbook

 

Tahini Sauce is one of those main staples for your refrigerator. Having it on hand is a great idea for salad dressing and to go over steamed vegetables, tofu and rice/quinoa or any cooked grain or could just be a simple dip for vegetables. It coats food well and you can make it thick or thin depending on how much liquid you add to the sesame butter. Restaurants have become successful and people have become vegetarians because of this dressing. It not only satisfies the palate, but it also has high protein content that hits the spot when you are a vegetarian. It transforms a plate of vegetables and tofu into something delicious and amazing. Try it, I think you'll like it and email me with your feedback - I love to hear from you.  It's a good idea to blend Braggs and Lemon Juice with the veggies (this makes blending the veggies easier) before adding the sesame butter and oil's because of their emulsifying effect.

 

Makes about 3 cups


Ingredients:

 

¼ cup tamari soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos or salt to taste

½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice

2 stalks of celery 1” slices

½ bell pepper cut in 4 pieces

½ onion cut in 4 pieces

1/2 tsp of black pepper

dash of cayenne

 

Blend above ingredients, then add:

 

1/3 cup Olive Oil

1/3 cup Safflower Oil or other heart healthy vegetable oil.

½ cup Toasted Sesame Tahini Butter

Add small amount of water if too thick

 

Put your celery, bell pepper and onion pieces into a blender and add Braggs and lemon juice.  Blend until mixture is smooth.  Then add Oil's and Sesame Tahini Butter and blend again until creamy.  If too thick add water.  If too thin, add more tahini.   Pour on steams, rice, salad, baked tofu or veggie burgers. Yum!

 

 The original recipe is in Siri Ved Kaur's book called From Vegetables With Love and inspired by Yogi Bhajan.

 

Simpler Tahini Dressing makes approx. 2 ½ cups


½ cup sesame oil

½ cup yogurt (optional) if yogurt is omitted add ¾ cup total oil

½ cup Toasted Sesame Tahini Butter or Raw Tahini

(Toasted sesame butter has a toasty flavor, while raw is more bland, but healthier for you – they are both good for you)

½ cup Fresh Lemon Juice

¼ cup tamari soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos or salt to taste

½ t black pepper

dash of cayenne (optional)

Blend until smooth, add purified water if you like thinner, pour on steams, rice, salad, baked tofu or veggie burgers. Yum!

 

Here's a simpler recipe for tahini sauce. My inspiration to add yogurt came from Hari Simran Kaur, a Khalsa youth, and budding chef with lots of potential. We were working at Khalsa Youth Camp in the kitchen together and she suggested adding yogurt to make it light, yet creamy and delicious. Kudos for Hari Simran Kaur! You can even add less oil than this recipe calls for and more yogurt to make the tahini even lighter.

 

Green Tahini for Steams, Greens, Salads Etc..

 

When we launched our first 40 day cleanse in the 2006/07 training at Yoga West, some people chose to go on the green diet. So I came up with this Green Tahini Dressing to go on top of their steams and salads etc. It really made the cleanse much easier for everyone, but it's probably cheating a bit too, so monitor yourself not to overdo it if you're on the cleanse.
 

Blend ingredients:

 

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1/2 cup Fresh Lemon Juice

½ cup Toasted or Raw Sesame Tahini Butter

2 stalks of celery 1” slices

½ bell pepper cut in 4 pieces

½ onion cut in 4 pieces

¼ cup tamari soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos

½ t black pepper

2 T Liquid Chlorophyll (World Organics Brand in Supplement section of Health Food Store)

dash of cayenne (optional)

 

Makes approx. 16oz

 

Blend until smooth, add purified water if you like thinner, pour on steams, rice, salad, baked tofu or veggie burgers. Yum!

 

The proportions of this recipe have been changed from the original recipe and green chlorophyll added to make it green. The original recipe is in Siri Ved Kaur's book called From Vegetables With Love and inspired by Yogi Bhajan.