Wednesday, August 15, 2012

4-Ingredient Creamy Sesame Dressing (Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan)

Ever since I made a noodle salad with peanut dressing for a friend recently, I have not been able to get the idea out of my head. I miss peanut butter. Like, a lot. But out of all the foods I react to, it's one of my worst offenders. Most likely, this is because I ate it daily for years on end. Or even more likely, the genetic modification of peanuts has something to do with it. I can honestly say I believe that because I've eaten a peanut sauce made from heirloom peanuts, and felt fine. But considering how expensive heirloom peanuts are, I have no intention of ordering any and taking the chance I might have a reaction. Better at this point just to leave them out and get creative.

Creative right now means this 4-Ingredient Creamy Sesame Dressing. It's made from tahini, Braggs Liquid Aminos (which you can replace with Coconut Aminos if desired), NuNaturals Stevia, and powdered ginger. It takes less than 5 minutes to make, and makes every dish taste better. I use this on salads, sauteed vegetables, steamed vegetables, pasta dishes, and because I'm me and I eat weird food, I even add it to applesauce and have it as a breakfast or snack dish. Go ahead and give it a shot. You'll thank me.

4-Ingredient Creamy Sesame Dressing Print Me

Use this simple dressing to top any vegetable, pasta, or protein dish. You can thin it out with water to make it a creamy salad dressing or keep it thick and use it as a vegetable dip. It's a sugar and peanut-free alternative to the usual peanut dressings you'll find in Asian noodle salads. If you don't like the taste of stevia, simply add your favorite liquid sweetener (i.e. honey) to taste.

3 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon Braggs Liquid Aminos (or Coconut Aminos)
1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
Dash NuNaturals NuStevia Pure White Stevia Extract (less than 1/8 teaspoon)

1. Stir all the ingredients together until evenly mixed and creamy. You can keep it thick and use it as a dip or spread. Alternatively, to thin it out for dressing, add water by the teaspoon until you've reached the consistency you like.

Note: This makes a small batch (just enough for one salad) since I'm usually just cooking for myself. Double, triple, or quadruple as needed!

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1 comment:

Laura said...

This dressing sounds absolutely delicious! 4 simple and healthy ingredients-that's what I call perfection. Thanks for sharing this!


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