I hate to break the news to you, but those salad dressings you buy at the store, the ones that say they're low-fat...less this...less that...well they're full of sugar and hydrogenated oils, and there's an easier, tastier alternative out there! Yay!
It's so EASY to make your own dressings, and I guarantee once you start, you'll never buy another bottle of processed salad dressing again!
is the star player in most of the dressings that I whip up, and gives it a creamy, nutty taste! Tahini is a paste made from ground up sesame seeds, and is usually used in making hummus. It contains a laundry list of B vitamins, increases metabolism, aids in your immune and nervous system functioning, and promotes vibrant skin and muscle tone.
**Tahini can be purchased at your local health food store, like Whole Foods, and is usually near the nut butters.**
To Whip up Your Own Creamy Balsamic:
Tahini, 3 T
Balsamic Vinegar, 1 T
Olive Oil, 1 T
Black Pepper, to taste
In a small bowl add tahini, and juice of 1/2 of a lemon. Add balsamic vinegar and olive oil till you reach a creamy, not-too-oily consistency. You don't want to add too much balsamic vinegar, or you'll get a really tart taste. Add black pepper to taste.
You're now ready to take your salads to the next level, and enjoy their full nutritional benefit! My favorite use of this dressing is drizzled over cooked veggies and quinoa...comfort food at it's best!