Calcium Concerns? Tahini Sauce on steamed greens!

Tahini, or sesame seed paste, is a great source of calcium, and an excellent non-dairy base for creamy dips, dressings and sauces. Two simple options are below.

Tahini-Garlic Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1 clove Garlic, pressed or chopped
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 – 1 Lemon
  • Water

Combine all ingredients in a glass jar, adding enough water to reach your desired sauce consistency. Adjust seasonings to taste. Mix well. Pour over steamed veggies, grains, beans, salads… For a maximum calcium boost, try tahini sauce over steamed kale & broccoli!

Variation: use tamari (~ 2 tbsp) instead of salt and lemon juice

Tahini-Miso Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Miso (light or dark, depending on the taste you want – light is sweeter, dark is stronger)
  • Water

Combine tahini and miso in a jar, adding enough water to get your desired consistency. Adjust ratio of ingredients to taste. Use less water to make a great dip for raw veggies, or thin to make a sauce for cooked greens, grains, broiled fish, etc.

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