When it comes down to it... It's all about the sauce.
Think about your favorite condiment. Go ahead.
Something you could smother on anything and everything...
Ketchup, mayonnaise, hot sauce, mustard... the list goes on and on...
I tend to reach for a nice oil, be it olive, flax, toasted sesame or a nut oil, like walnut or pumpkin seed to drizzle over my food. Sprinkle some flaky salt (smoked or otherwise) on top and I'm a happy camper.
But... then there are times when I want something with a little more oomph.
Something I can use as a creamy salad dressing, use as a dipping sauce for steamed vegetables, crudites, or falafel.
Thank sweet baby Jesus for miso lemon tahini sauce.
Tahini makes up the base of this dressing. Tahini is a paste made out of ground sesame seeds and is high in B vitamins and calcium. Add in some raw garlic (immune boosting, anti-inflammatory and anti- bacterial), lemon juice (alkalizing, high in vitamin C) and miso (beneficial bacteria) and you have a pretty dang healthy condiment.
Miso Lemon Tahini Sauce
1/2 c. tahini
2 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1 T. mellow white miso
1/4 t. sea salt
3-4 T. water
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Use more water for a thinner dressing or less water for a dipping sauce.