My husband is a sauce man. He likes his pasta to be swimming in tomato sauce, his sandwiches spilling over with mustard and Italian dressing and his burritos loaded with salsa, guacamole and Tabasco. So I am always on the lookout for a great homemade sauce recipe to douse my less popular meals in the hopes of changing his mind about their yumminess.
Enter my Glorious Green Dressing. I based this on a Tahini Sauce recipe from Ruth Tal’s Refresh cookbook and not only is it delicious – it is packed with healthy fats, calcium and detoxifying greens. And it immediately amps up the taste on things like stirfrys, spinach salads and quinoa with grilled veggies. It even works well on sandwiches, wraps and pitas.
This dressing gets its brilliant green colouring from parsley, cilantro and avocado and it instantly transforms any dish into a verdant visual feast for the eyes and delicious treat for the taste buds. I simply added a few scoops to my latest stir fry and I could tell from the way my husband gobbled it down that I had stumbled upon something good.
I used my Vitamix to whip this up but any blender should be able to combine the ingredients enough to turn it into sauce. If you are planning to prepare it in advance, just pop it in the fridge and add a tbsp. or so of water and shake prior to serving. I like to keep some on hand in a mason jar to plop over rice or to use as a raw veggie dip. Now if I could just get this to work with the kids and brussel sprouts….I’m thinking I might have more luck with chocolate sauce in that case ; )
Glorious Green Dressing
Juice of one lemon
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup Tahini (sesame butter)
1 cup water (or more depending on desired thickness)
1-2 tsp sea salt (adjust according to taste)
Dash cayenne pepper
Whiz all ingredient in a high-powered blender until smooth.