Characteristics

This creamy, savory and delicious sauce is bound to become a favorite addition to many of your whole-food, plant-based dishes. You can easily modify its garlic tones to meet your personal preferences by making them come through in a more gentle or stronger way, and combine with any veggie, bean, grain and mushroom meals. You can also modify its consistency to use it as a sauce or a dip. This sauce will provide many new flavor experiences to your meals, while offering a rich assortment of wholesome nutrients, especially healthy fats and protein, as well as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

TYPE: Sauce, Dip
PREP TIME: < 5 mins
SERVINGS: makes about 1 cup

Uses:

  • dressing for whole-meal salads
  • sauce for grain dishes (i.e. brown rice, quinoa, etc.)
  • sauce or dip for veggie or bean burgers
  • sauce or dip for raw vegetables and/or raw crackers
  • sauce for steamed vegetables (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, etc.)
  • sauce or dip for tofu and tempeh dishes
  • sauce for veggie and bean wraps

Characteristics:

  • 100% Plant-based (Vegan)
  • 100% Whole food
  • Raw
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Grain-free
  • Soy-free
  • Corn-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Oil-free
  • Refined Sugar-free

Goodies Needed

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup Organic Tahini
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 lemon, juice squeezed (organic)
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic (organic)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt or Himalayan salt

TOOLS:

  • High Powered Blender (ex: Vitamix or NutriBullet)
  • Cutting Board
  • Spoons and spatula
  • Lemon reamer or similar juice extractor (optional)

Preparation Steps

  1. Place all of the ingredients into your high-powered blender, and blend on high until a smooth, creamy consistency is achieved.
  2. With the help of a spatula, remove all of the sauce from the blender, either directly onto your meal or into a dish, either for storage or dipping purposes. Enjoy.

Tips:

  • Tahini is the whole-food version of blended sesame seeds. As an alternate, you can try making this sauce directly from raw sesame seeds themselves, which can be soaked overnight to enhance their health and nutrition benefits.
  • Adjust the garlic amount to meet your garlic preferences.
  • Use less water if you’d like a thicker dipping sauce.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Sesame Seeds / Tahini

  • provides healthy fats, protein and some carbohydrates
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
  • a source of vitamins, especially most B vitamins and some vitamin E
  • a source of minerals, especially copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, molybdenum and selenium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases
  • for more information, visit the sesame detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Garlic

  • provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in vitamin C and some B vitamins
  • especially rich in manganese, selenium, calcium, phosphorus and copper
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports immune health and iron metabolism
  • helps protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the garlic overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Lemon

  • highly alkalizing, cleansing and detoxifying, with antibiotic properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich source of vitamin C
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more information, visit the lemon detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Cayenne / Chili Pepper

  • anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K and most B vitamins
  • especially rich in manganese, potassium, iron, and magnesium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more info, see the chili pepper overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Cilantro/Coriander

  • provides anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
  • provides phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • a source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K
  • a source of minerals, especially manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more info, see the cilantro/coriander overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Cumin

  • anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in iron, manganese, and calcium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more info, see the cumin overview on World’s Healthiest Foods