About the Recipe
Supermarket salad dressings and mayonnaise often contain preservatives, added/refined sugars and highly processed and inflammatory vegetable oils (like canola and soybean oil). Tahini and lemon based dressings are a healthy substitute, providing creaminess and bitterness, and for a touch of sweetness, rice malt syrup is a low fructose alternative to sugar. If you prefer, you could use a good quality, organic maple syrup instead of rice malt.
Tahini also contains a number of beneficial nutrients, including selenium, magnesium and zinc, as well as fibre and protein. The selenium found in tahini is an anti-inflammatory mineral and sesamol, which is found in sesame seeds (this is what tahini is made from), is also a potential anti-inflammatory (see https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24824289/ for more information).
3 tablespoons of tahini (hulled or unhulled)
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of rice malt syrup (or maple syrup)
Add all ingredients to a glass jar and put the lid on.
Shake the jar to combine (make sure the lid is on tight!).
Drizzle over your salad, as needed, and enjoy!