This Spicy Tahini Cilantro Dressing came from an inspiration at a restaurant where years ago I ate a yoghurt mint dressing. I wanted to create a dressing similar in taste and texture and in particular with the freshness of that dressing I had at a Lebanese restaurant years ago! This recipe is fresh, delicious and Medical Medium friendly.
Healing Properties of Cilantro, Sesame Seeds & Mint
If you don’t know, Tahini is the Arabic word for a paste made with sesame seeds. Roasted sesame seeds are use traditionally to make tahini paste in the Middle East. This recipe uses raw tahini (paste made from raw sesame seeds) and in their raw form, the seeds have greater healing properties. Firstly, 1/4 cup of sesame seeds provide more calcium than 1 cup of milk! Secondly, they are a source of plant protein that is great for growth in children and in adults can help lower cholesterol and strengthen hormone production.
Cilantro is amazing for removing heavy metals from the body and mint is helpful for respiratory conditions and for settling the gut.
4 tbsp raw tahini
1 clove raw garlic
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 jalapeño, deseeded (or hot pepper of choice)
1/2 cup cilantro
1/4 cup mint
3/4 cup water
Sea salt optional and to taste
Put all the ingredients into a blender cup and mix on high speed. If you need to thin out the dressing a bit more, add a little more water.
This Spicy Tahini Cilantro dressing works great on top of salads or my Baked Falafel recipe! One salad I love pairing it with is the Asian Slaw Salad.
This dressing is a staple at our house – loved by all. I hope you enjoy it as well!
Let me know in the comments below if you tried it and what you thought!
Muneeza’s Tahini Cilantro Dressing
- 4 Tbsp raw tahini
- 1 clove raw garlic
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1/2 jalapeno deseeded (or hot pepper of your choice)
- 1/2 Cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup mint
- 3/4 Cup water
- sea salt to taste (optional)
Put all the ingredients into a blender cup and mix on high speed.
If you need to thin out the dressing a bit more, add a little more water.
To your health & happiness,