Yale is back in Toronto and living at home. I now have another veggie-lover in the house, Gordy you are outnumbered! Yale loves her veggies as much as I do so last night we made this bowl of veggie goodness with a raw tahini dressing.

Tahini dressing is popular at many vegetarian and raw restaurants.  I wanted to try and recreate it at home so I have been playing around in my kitchen and I think that this recipe works well over raw or lightly steamed veggies.  I  love tossing this with rice or quinoa and veggies for lunch or drizzling it over tofu for dinner.

This is what Yale and I made  and guess what …Gordy happily ate it too! (Thought I must add that he did eat a a steak sandwich for lunch)!

This beautiful veggie bowl is simple, colorful, and healthy!

Ginger-Tahini Dressing

  • 2 T raw tahini (you can buy raw tahini at the health food store).
  • 1  1/2 t fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 T lemon juice (about 1/2 small lemon)
  • 1 to 2 t Nama Shoyu or tamari
  • 1 to 2 t agave
  • dash of cumin

Combine all the ingredients in a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Taste and then play around with it until you get your desired thickness and taste.
Store any leftovers in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.

For these bowls I used cooked quinoa (follow package directions), then topped it with steamed broccoli, roasted sweet potato, raw shredded beets, carrots, sprouts and a handful of beans. Make this recipe your own and use whatever vegetables you like.