1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon), plus 1/4 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup tahini paste
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
1/4 tbsp puréed garlic
Pinch sea salt
Add the acid: To a Mason jar, add lemon juice and zest.
Add the fat: in this case, the tahini paste.
Add the emulsifier: In this recipe, we use maple syrup.
Add the flavor enhancers: Here, it is the dill, garlic and salt.
Shake vigorously until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Be certain to sample your dressing with a leaf of the greens or lettuce you are using to get a sneak peek of the dressing’s taste in action.
Make a homemade dip that doubles as a dressing to enjoy with sliced raw veggies and prepared leafy greens. Try this Creamy Dill & Cannellini Bean Dip with radishes, cucumbers and carrots or toss it with romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, red onion, cherry tomatoes and roasted fingerling potatoes for an easy lunch.
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